Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning will offer a series of events and online resources highlighting different aspects of transformative learning.
All learning involves change. Transformative learning occurs when learners themselves are changed by their learning experiences. In the classroom, this means students learn to master the content and skills needed for success in a discipline, and they also experience this learning as a shift in perspectives, in frames of reference - about themselves, their beliefs, and their actions.
During the year, we will explore possible answers to four key questions:
- What is transformative learning?
- What conditions create the potential for transformative learning?
- What instructional methods and course designs promote transformative learning?
- What kinds of technologies can support transformative learning?
- Events can be found at our Events page [LINK].
- Teaching resources will be updated on this page as they become available.
- Blog posts can be found in The Notebook, our weekly blog [LINK]. You can subscribe to The Notebook here: https://tinyurl.com/subscribecttl. You can contribute a blog post of your own by contacting the Reinert Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is transformative learning?
- Intentional Change [blog post]
What conditions create the potential for transformative learning?
- Defining and Supporting Participation Expectations for Learners [resource guide]
What instructional methods and course designs promote transformative learning?
- Assessing Affective Learning [resource guide]
What kinds of technologies can support transformative learning?
- A Framework for Integrating Technologies Into Assignments [resource guide]