By M. Jackson
Transformative studying is a strategy within which we query all of the assumptions in regards to the global and ourselves that make up our worldview, visualize replacement assumptions, after which attempt them in perform. the writer describes the method, supplying a critique of up to date assumptions, and indicates choices to demonstrate the method.
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Extra resources for Transformative Learning for a New Worldview: Learning to Think Differently
For that to happen, the prevailing concept of life as ‘only’ an emergent property of matter would have to be questioned. Economic localisation is meaningless without a willingness to question the capitalistic dogmas of competition and that the purpose of business is to earn money, and beyond these the prevailing concept of the self that legitimises them. Earlier, in Chapter 2, it was said that the concept of sustainability is creating a crisis which can only be overcome by a change in primary assumptions, that is, by returning to Stages 2 and 1.
Quoted from Lotz-Sisitka, 2003) There was very little evidence of systemic or historical analysis in teachers’ understanding of sustainability issues and/or environmental issues, or of teachers developing such processes to introduce these kinds of analyses to learners (Janse van Rensburg and Du Toit, 2000). This was linked to ‘limited symbolic capital’, and limited access to resources to explore issues. Given the emphasis on constructivism, project staff expected teachers to construct new meaning, [and] not wanting to ‘impose’ new ideas and values/particular perspectives, relied heavily on the personal (often limited) constructs of individual educators.
Also, other courses continue in the same way as before. 3). 3. Teacher orientation workshops for the UEEC environmental education course Teachers who volunteer or are assigned to teach the course are invited to orientation workshops. The purpose is to acquaint them with the objectives of the course and the methodology of teaching it and to help them understand the alternative assumptions the course presupposes. The last mentioned objective, it was soon discovered, is not simply a matter of describing these alternative assumptions.
Transformative Learning for a New Worldview: Learning to Think Differently by M. Jackson