Building Capacity for Transformative Learning

add class h_bar orange

Under the key action number 2 of Erasmus+ – Cooperation for innovation and the Exchange of good practices-, the Rogers Foundation along with four European partners, have started the “Building capacity for transformative learning” project. Guided by Mezirow’s transformative learning approach as Robert Kegan’s constructive- developmental approach, this project aims to increase adult educators’ competences as a way of improving their methods in teaching and training.

We are guided by Mezirow’s transformative learning definition, which lead us to a process in which we want to provide knowledge about innovative learning. By doing so, teachers will be able to provide the conditions for learners to transform their perspective on life and on their personal role in the world. This project aims to facilitate adult educators with appropriate tools to make them self-aware and start a process of personal understanding and transformation, having as a result the possibility for learners to make sense of their own education.

Trainings on meta-skills such as creative thinking, intellectual autonomy and self-direction, allow both the teachers and specially their students to be engaged citizens, creating meaning out of their personal choices and developing personal growth.

To do it, all the partners carry out a research on transformative learning approaches and practices around Europe, having as a result the creation of a competences framework (IO1). This intellectual output guides the team to create a curriculum (IO2) about how to teach or facilitate those competences into learners, which along with the online platform (IO4), create a blended strategy to accompany the adult educators within the project. Finally, a course book (IO3) compilating IO1 and IO2, summarizes the theorical results and some practical tools of this enterprise.

This international partnership is based on the international partnership for transformative learning network, consolidating a strong base for running our multiplier events and sharing this very innovative approach to the world. We are motivated by the creation of a shared understating of transformative learning among adult education organizations in Europe and the results of the application of this view for both teachers and learners.

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Identifier: 2018-1-DE02-KA204-005108

Start date: 01.10.2018.
End date: 30.09.2020.
Duration in months: 24
EC Contribution in Euros: 225 553


Project webpage:

Founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

“The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”