This mini-toolkit reflects the interest of the University’s Transformational Learning Special Interest Group (TLSIG).
About the group
TLSIG is an open and autonomous group of academics from all faculties. It has been meeting every six weeks to explore ideas around the theory of Transformative Learning, a concept originated by Jack Mezirow (2000) and subsequently developed by others. The group is led by Chris Cutforth from Sport and supported by LEAD. As an open academic group, we encourage you to participate in its activities. Contact us via ! Teaching Essentials to find out more or express your interest.
Thanks to Chris Cutforth from Sport for leading the group and producing some of its initial materials.
About the toolkit
The TL toolkit will develop over time to reflect the ideas and outputs of the group. Its purpose is to share key ideas to help the University’s academic community understand and apply Transformative Learning in practice. The following artefacts are in preparation:
- a briefing article setting out the key ideas of the concept and how it can be applied in practice;
- a set of FAQs generated by academics in the TLSIG to address TL and its application to practice;
- a screencast discussion and a Powerpoint presentation ‘Transformative Learning: a starter for 10’ by Chris Cutforth that examines the concept;
- a short Transformative Learning bibliography.
The group is keen to develop
- a set of mini-case studies reflecting TL in practice;
- a set of scenarios to make ideas about practice more concrete.
We welcome questions and contributions to the toolkit and invite you to become involved in its thinking.
This page is part of the Transformative Learning Toolkit in the Learner Engagement Teaching Essentials site