Transformational learning in the workplace

Choy, Sarojni C. (2009) Transformational learning in the workplace. Journal of Transformative Education, 7(1), pp. 65-84.

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Although transformative learning theory remains one of the most influential theories in the field of adult education, studies on fostering transformative learning, particularly in groups and in the workplace, remain sparse. This article summarises some evidence of transformational learning that influenced changes to practice, processes, and the organisational culture in a case study. It is based on a cohort of 12 worker-learners enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Education (Executive Leadership) course offered by an Australian university (Queensland University of Technology). Data for this article were drawn from interviews with 10 participants, a focus group with 6 of them, their assessment presentations, and reflective notes of the course facilitators. Also included here are the effects on transformational learning of Taylor’s five elements of work-based learning design, Fuller and Unwins’ features of expansive learning, and Billett’s workplace pedagogies.

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ID Code: 27845
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Transformative learning, work-integrated learning, learning designs, workplace pedagogy
DOI: 10.1177/1541344609334720
ISSN: 1541-3446
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 SAGE Publications.
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2009 00:29
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:20

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