Journal Article: Fostering Transformative Learning in Educational Settings

II want to share this excellent article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Lisa M. Baumgartner, Texas A&M University.

The word “transformation” evokes images of profound change such as caterpillars turning into butterflies or humans shape-shifting into werewolves. Transformative learning refers to a perspective transformation or change in worldview. Teachers in literacy education and adult basic education as well as GED instructors can learn how to foster transformative learning. These techniques highlighted in this article can help learners engage in critical thought and discussion with others and may gain a broader, more inclusive view of themselves and their world.

You can download the full article here. Please ask any questions you may have here in this thread.