Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning

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Involves becoming more reflective and critical, being more open to different perspectives, being less defensive and accepting more new ideas.The theory of transformative learning focuses on the description of how learners construct, validate, and reformulate the meaning of their experience to change their meaning schemes (specific beliefs, attitudes, and emotional reactions). Learners must engage in critical reflection on their experiences, which in turn leads to the process of becoming critically aware of how and why our assumptions have come to constrain the way we perceive, understand, and feel about our world. Changing these structures of habitual expectations to making choices or acting upon new understandings develop the learner competences and self-confidence in new roles.[1]


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