Facilitating a Transformative Learning Environment: A Case Study of Its Use in a Graduate-Level Psychology Course
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This chapter will describe the principles and practices of transformative learning that have been applied to a graduate-level course in the psychology of addictions. It will illustrate specific pedagogic and assessment strategies intended to promote transformative learning. In addition, it will detail how students were engaged in a transformative learning environment; how they were challenged to critically evaluate their values and beliefs, to become conscious of their biases, and to acquire ethical reasoning. The chapter will conclude with a discussion of steps involved in facilitating a transformative learning environment and the components that promote transformative learning.