Transformative Learning For A New Worldview: Learning to Think Differently

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

byM. G. Jackson

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Transformative learning is a process in which we question all the assumptions about the world and ourselves that make up our worldview, visualize alternative assumptions, and then test them in practice. The author describes the process, offering a critique of contemporary assumptions, and suggests alternatives to illustrate the process. The primary focus of the book is on transformative learning in mainstream global culture, but the special problems and opportunities for people of post-colonial societies are also dealt with. Practical suggestions for conducting transformative learning exercises are given.

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Transformative learning is a process in which we question all the assumptions about the world and ourselves that make up our worldview, visualize alternative assumptions, and then test them in practice. The author describes the process, offering a critique of contemporary assumptions, and suggests alternatives to illustrate the process...

M. G. JACKSON is a former Professor of Agriculture and sometime Director of Research at the G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. On his early retirement in 1982 he worked as an Environmental Educator with the Uttarakhand Environmental Education Centre designing and testing the Centre's school environm...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface * PART 1: TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL CULTURE * Introduction * Contradictions, Incoherence and Confusion * Learning to Think Differently * Atoms, People, and Other Things * The Laws of Nature * A Flawed System of Ideas * Alternative Assumptions * A Return to the Perennial Questions * Toward a New Cultural Model * PART 2: TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN POST-COLONIAL SOCIETIES * Transform, Reform, Reaffirm * PART 3: TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN PRACTICE * Secure their Foundations * Appendices * Bibliography * Index