Grasping others’ perspective is the key to transformative learning

Grasping others’ perspective is the key to transformative learning

A painting of two heads, symbolising empathy It’s everywhere. You’ll see it namechecked in university strategic plans, library mission statements and learning outcomes for courses from anthropology to zoology. Even distinct university units have been created under its name. Step back, active learning. You had a good run, but this is the era of transformative learning .

In some ways, though, the idea that education should transform a student’s way of being in the world is nothing new; it has a history that extends back to Plato. But if we look beyond the hype, we’ll see that it isn’t all […]

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