TEF plus transformational learning: the key to enhancing student learning and improving the student experience?

  • David Gibson LJMU
Keywords: enterprise education, transformational learning, employability, teaching excellence


Current discussions around the Teaching Excellence Framework provide numerous opportunities and challenges for the HE sector.  An awareness of transformational learning, with its focus on understanding the connection between a student’s overall sense of the world together with personal components, such as knowledge, skills, values and beliefs about one’s own experiences, is especially pertinent in these times of change and scrutiny in the sector.  A focus on excellent teaching with transformational learning at its core can build on the strengths of the university.  A strong network of educators creating innovative pedagogy, for maximum impact, and disseminating their finding provides sound basis to deal with the new challenges of competing as an HE institution nationally and internationally.