Transformative Learning in Sustainable Education
Paper at the Design Research Society's International confrence SkinDeep 2011- experiential knowledge and multi sensory communication. Jody Joanna Boehnert, University of Brighton, UK
Transformative learning aims to build new cognitive capacities as well the agency to put new knowledge into practice. Beyond the mere dissemination of information, transformative learning engages participants in dialogic and experiential learning processes with the aim of creating deep learning experiences. Because the problems with regards to sustainability are both complex and deeply entrenched into our culture, these transformative learning processes are essential for the learning associated with sustainability and ecological literacy. This paper introduces transformative learning and describes a short case study of the 2009 Teach-in for ecological literacy in design education. Download full paper here.