Transformational learning – possibilities, theories, questions and challenges

Theresa Winchester-Seeto*, Kathryn McLachlan, Anna Rowe, Ian Solomonides

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    Developing “a culture of transformative learning” is the first of seven strategic priorities of Macquarie University (2013, p. 12). Through PACE and other education programs the university has set out to “develop and lead teaching models that promote enquiry driven learning, and prepare students for productive professional and civic lives” (p. 12). This vision of learning and teaching has implications for: the way the university views itself, relationships between academics and students, and relationships between the university and surrounding community. In this chapter we explore transformative learning in PACE and consider theoretical perspectives on transformative learning, pedagogical approaches, teaching practices, possibilities, challenges and questions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning through community engagement
    Subtitle of host publicationvision and practice in higher education
    EditorsJudyth Sachs, Lindie Clark
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811009990
    ISBN (Print)9789811009976
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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