Learning Theory : Transformational Learning

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The author Mezirow (1991) describes Transformational Learning as “an attempt to redress an apparent oversight in adult learning theory that has resulted from a failure to recognize the central roles played by an individual’s acquired frame of reference, through which meaning is construed and all learning takes place, and by the transformations of these habits of during the learning process” (p. 4). In correlation to leadership, based upon experience and acquired knowledge, transformative learning is part a system of self-synchronicity. As a leader, a person should be guided by ethics, values, and beliefs that undergird their work. In understanding, this establishes and facilitates effective operations in an integrity-filled manner for everyone to understand.
First, in leadership, I believe it is necessary to adequately understand the components of the learned helplessness within us, that causes passion towards a need. Through understanding our own process of unconsciousness and the experiences we participated in, transpires for a greater understanding of the problem and its depths. This enables a better perception towards the problem, to be remediated. Leadership and transformative learning is an objective that involves the culture, that may also be insulated against future help and remediation. “Other characteristics are also ascribed to attitudes, the most common being their emotional tone. Attitudes are always accompanied by some positive or negative feeling, and
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