It is difficult to learn how to motivate individuals to adapt to new methods and break old habits; individuals may resist change, but a good leader can inspire them to do it and teach them how (CLA, p.1).
Transformative learning involves a change of consciousness about ones self and how ones relationships affect the world through ones workings in ones own fields of influence. I belong to many collective dimensions, such as my economic class, my race and my gender. My thinking about myself and how I will change myself in order to affect my students demands that I feel positive about myself and my efforts.
I do believe that what I plan to do will have a positive effect on many others in the future (Goodman, p. 1).
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Goodman, Anne. (2006). The TLC approach to transformative learning: grounded hope. Transformative Learning Centre. University of Toronto, Canada. Retrieved January 21, 2008 at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/tlcentre/about.html.
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