Living Schools is currently undertaking a research project entitled Transformative learning and long-term behaviour change in education for sustainability.
The purpose of the study is to investigate the short and long-term effects of transformative learning on learners’ lifestyle and behaviour. The research will inquire into whether learners begin to live more sustainably following a relevant transformative learning experience and whether these changes in behaviour are sustained over time.
For the purpose of this study, ‘transformative learning’ is defined as learning that results in “a shift of consciousness that dramatically and irreversibly alters our way of being in the world” (Edmund O’Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor 2004). As a result of such an experience our understanding of ourselves, and our relationships with others and with the world around us, dramatically changes. We are no longer able to live our lives in the same way that we did before we had that experience.
The research will involve an open-ended online survey focusing on the personal experience of a small number of participants in courses and workshops delivered by the researcher in recent years.
If you would like to participate in this study you can download the participant information below. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.