Are Students and Faculty Ready for Transformative Learning?

  • C. HalupaEmail author
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In order for transformative learning in higher education to occur, both students and faculty must be ready to transform. However, students may not be ready to engage in self-directed, reflective learning, and faculty may not be ready to change their pedagogical practices to facilitate this transformation. This chapter will include information on the challenges faculty face in an attempt to use transformative learning theory in their classrooms, as well as the challenges students face in trying to attain the level of learning desired in transformative learning. Best practices in transformative learning implementation theory and assessment will be discussed. In addition, this chapter will include a self-assessment for both students and faculty to test their readiness to engage in transformative learning practice.


Transformative learning Instructional strategies Student-centered pedagogies Faculty and student resistance to change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A.T. Still UniversityKirksvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dean Online LearningEast Texas Baptist UniversityMarshallUSA

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