GPHD7226: Transformative Learning Theory

Credits 3
Transformative learning is the radical transformation of meaning-structures, beliefs, attitudes, and values of the learner. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with adolescents or adult learners (as a teacher, instructor, facilitator, or therapist) or researchers focusing on transformational experiences. This course will provide a strong foundation for understanding the principles of transformative learning and the application of these principles to encourage and facilitate transformation. Special attention will be given to the role of post-traumatic growth and the personal integration of transformative experiences. The final weeks of this course will be devoted to the practical applications of transformative learning theory to transpersonal psychology and research. This course strongly emphasizes personal experience, so learners should be prepared to undertake a critical examination of personal assumptions and worldviews.