‘Shock and Awe’ or ‘Reflection and Change’: stakeholder perceptions of transformative learning in higher education

McEwen, Lindsey, Strachan, Glenn Edward and Lynch, Kenneth ORCID: 0000-0002-5296-2864 (2011) ‘Shock and Awe’ or ‘Reflection and Change’: stakeholder perceptions of transformative learning in higher education. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 5. pp. 34-55.

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This research explored reflections among the conference participants on how transformative learning is defined, how it might be researched, and the implications for research-informed teaching and learning in higher education. Particular attention is given to the role of students, staff and different contexts to learning. Recurrent themes from the participant discussions were the contested nature of transformative learning and issues like: how transformative learning can be facilitated at institutional level; whether assessment was antithetic to the nature of transformative learning; and how ESD, internationalisation and citizenship might provide positive test beds for research-informed teaching around transformative learning.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformative learning; Education for sustainable development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Kenny Lynch
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 16:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:59
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5165

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