The Art of Teaching: Oct 19 - Nov 6, 2009

Deep learning and transformative learning

Deep learning and transformative learning

by neil SMITH -
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We talked in the session about deep learning and transformative learning in terms of enabling a learner to experience and move to new mindsets, paradigms, or perhaps world views..


If we believe as teachers that transformative learning is a realistic goal - AND that is a good thing to aspire to... what things can we do to realize this goal?


We also discussed the importance dissonance in learning..building some degree of uncomfortability as learners engage with challenging and possibly difficult learning experiences. It begs the question - what role and responsibilities do you think teachers should have in the creating dissonance to promote deep learning?

Thoughts?