The place of social learning and social movement in transformative learning: a case study of sustainability schools in Uganda

Westoby, Peter and Lyons, Kristen (2017) The place of social learning and social movement in transformative learning: a case study of sustainability schools in Uganda. Journal of Transformative Education, . doi:DOI: 10.1177/1541344617696970


Author Westoby, Peter
Lyons, Kristen
Title The place of social learning and social movement in transformative learning: a case study of sustainability schools in Uganda
Journal name Journal of Transformative Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1541-3446
1552-7840
Publication date 2017-03-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI DOI: 10.1177/1541344617696970
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This article analyses the sustainability school (SS) program of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda. The focus is on how the social network, enabled by the SS program, fosters social and transformative learning. The significance of this approach to community-based education for social change, including in the context of resource conflict and displacement, is considered. Findings focus on the local-level impacts of the program, including the ways in which collective and community organizing, and educational methodology shape both social and transformative learning. Discussion considers the importance of not only the “social” element of transformative learning but the need—within conflict and dangerous contexts—to link the social explicitly to building organization and a social movement that provides a structural container for people to engage in critical thinking and social action.
Keyword Transformative pedagogy
Social change
Reflective learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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