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Detail Mentor Profile: LUCILA RUDGE

Graduate Institute for Transformative Learning


Lucilia Rudge

Ohio State University, Ph.D. Education, 2008

Assistant Professor—Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana

Lucila has taught in the Ohio State University and in the Semerang State University in Indonesia. She has also taught kindergarten in the Waldorf School of Sao Paulo in Brazil and drama and foreign languages in schools in Brazil and England. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.


  • The University of Central England, M.A. Drama in Education, 2000
  • University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, B.A. in Performing Arts, 1987


Lucilia lives in

Missoula, Montana


SDGI Courses

PM 530: Educating the Whole Child (3 credits)

This course engages learners in examining the philosophical foundations of holistic education and the pedagogical practices of schools and individual teachers that follow a holistic orientation to education. Learners critically examine holistic pedagogical approaches, reflect upon competitive views of pedagogy, and explore curricular possibilities for implementing an educational approach to teaching the whole child.

PM 531: Mindful and Relational Teaching: Educating for a Culture of Peace (3 credits)

This course deepens learners’ awareness of how they interact with others as well as expands their feelings of compassion, kindness, and love so that they can comprehend human nature in an open and inclusive manner. Learners engage in contemplative and self-reflective practices as well as inquiry-based learning. Learners develop and carry out a compassionate action research project in which they will apply what they have learned in the course.


Publications/Presentations/Professional Projects

  • Rudge, L. (in review). “Holistic pedagogy in public schools: A case study of three alternative schools.” Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives.
  • Rudge, L. (in press). “Challenges of being a foreign professor.” In Kemp, A. T. (Ed.), The dignity of the calling: Educators share the beginning of their journeys. Information Age Publishing.
  • Rudge. L. (2015). “Teaching critical multicultural education online and face-to-face: A cross-case analysis of students’ transformative learning.” Journal of the International Society of Teacher Education, 19(1), 60-72
  • Rudge, L. (2014). “Mindful and relational teaching: Transforming Teacher-student relationships”. The Holistic Educator, 25(1), 19-24.
  • Rudge, L. (2012). “Nurturing the well-being of urban public school educators.” Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 25(1), 16-23.
  • Rudge, L. (2010). Holistic education: An analysis of its pedagogical application. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Rudge, L. (2008). Holistic education: An analysis of its pedagogical application. Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh, U.S.A.