The Transformative learner
According to Jack Mezirow (1996), transformative learning is the process of using prior interpretation to construe a revised or a new interpretation of the meaning of an individual's experience in order to guide future actions" The transformative learning theory outlines the process of perspective transformation as having three broad dimensions,Behavioral,conventional and psychological. Through the transformative learning, the individual (learner) goes under a change in perspective, the way he conceptualizes the world, himself and others around him.
Various authors have identified three factors that determine if a student will turn out be a transformative learner:
- Characteristics of the instructor and the student
- Learning environment
- Instructional activities
(Jones 2008) Developing students are not simply Continue reading...