A Word About Process

At the Transformative Learning Centre, our conviction is that our current global challenges are presenting us with challenges so great that we must rethink the way in which we learn. The learning we must do is of the order and magnitude of a great transformation, or what Joanna Macy calls the “Great Turning.” We at the centre call this “transformative learning.”

“Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and irreversibly alters our way of being in the world. Such a shift involves our understanding of ourselves and our self-locations; our relationships with other humans and with the natural world; our understanding of relations of power in interlocking structures of class, race and gender; our body-awarenesses, our visions of alternative approaches to living; and our sense of possibilities for social justice and peace and personal joy.” (http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca).

We invite you to join with us to dialogue, co-inspire and practically envision together.

In the design of our process together we value participant input. If you have suggestions – be they particular configurations of our leaders for the Councils, or process themes for our Circles, please contact us at the Transformative Learning Centre (email: tlcentre@oise.utoronto.ca).

Transformative Learning Centre

OISE/University of Toronto