Transformative learning in practice: Examples from extension education

Michael R. Reichenbach, Allyson Muth, Sanford S. Smith

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Transformative learning can lead to great awareness of one's own and others' personal perspectives and result in changes in how participants understand important social issues and how they choose to take action or not. Three examples of Extension teaching that embrace transformative learning are presented: a phenomenological approach to interaction with landowners; forest story cards; and scenario planning. These tools have been shown to be useful in forestry and may be useful in many Extension disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6FEA1
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013


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  • Education

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