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Scholars gather at PLU for International Transformative Learning Conference

Posted by: / October 19, 2016
A panoramic photograph of downtown Tacoma.

Image: (Photo by John Froschauer/PLU)

By Zach Powers '10
PLU Marketing & Communications

TACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 19, 2016)- Hosted by the Pacific Lutheran University Transformative Learning Club and Associate Professor of Communication Amanda Feller, the XII International Transformative Learning Conference is Oct. 20-23 at PLU.

Devoted to embracing and engaging difficulties and challenges through learning, the conference is the annual gathering of the Transformative Learning Network (TLN), an organization that aims to create opportunities for scholars and practitioners to present ideas, research and case studies regarding transformative learning. TLN defines transformative learning as “a living theoretical discipline which seeks to discover and explain how learning engages individuals so that they grow, evolve, and progress and in so doing engage human systems in new ways.”

The conference will include more than 80 presentations by scholars from many of the world’s most prestigious universities. PLU Assistant Professor of Business Mark Mulder will present a paper titled “Transformation Intersection: Global Place-based Experience and Transformative Learning Pedagogy” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Hauge Admin 214.