Transformative Learning Series

Apr 1, 2010

Transformative Learning, Part 5: The Value of Reflection

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices. As one of the speakers described his company’s first-level manager program, he said something that struck me as curious. He stated that participants in this program rolled their eyes when they were asked to spend time reflecting on the course content. Self-reflection, he said, was not initially embraced by these new leaders in training. Why, I wondered? Why would a call for introspection prompt this reaction? Maybe participants didn’t understand the value of self reflection. Maybe they didn’t know that reflection—namely, critical reflection—has the potential to lead to transformative...

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices....

Dec 14, 2009

Transformative Learning, Part 4: Organizational Change

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. One of my last blog entries prompted a reader to ask how my research on transformative learning can...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. One of my last blog entries prompted a reader to ask how my research on transformative learning can...

Nov 5, 2009

Transformative Learning, Part 3: Transformative Learning in Practice

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my previous entries, I defined transformative learning and discussed how companies can apply it. This entry will...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my previous entries, I defined transformative learning and discussed how companies can apply it. This entry will...

Oct 22, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 2, Applying Transformative Learning

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

Oct 16, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 1, An Overview

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...