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Profiles in Transformation

Profiles in Transformation

Ernest Thompson Seton

"Ever since Lobo, my sincerest
wish has been to impress upon
people that each of our native
wild creatures is in itself a
precious heritage that we have
no right to destroy or put beyond
the reach of our children.”

~ Ernest Thompson Seton


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In 2010, the Academy for the Love of Learning launched its Profiles in Transformation program to gather the stories of people, organizations and communities that have experienced positive transformation. Our intent is to provide examples of what we believe to be transformation, and thereby both help establish a clear baseline meaning of this word and provide inspirational stories of transformation at work. Eventually we hope to generate ongoing online dialogue about the nature of transformative learning, advancing our mission as an institute for transformative learning.
 
This discovery of one’s deepest longings, one’s inner voice, is at the heart of an educational methodology that has come to be known as "transformative learning.” This type of learning is at the center of all Academy programs, and rests on the premise that people are naturally endowed with gifts and talents, and that the education process must not block these gifts and talents, but draw them out, and help refine them. It is a natural movement towards a heightened quality of the soul, toward an enhanced sense of human dignity.

We are currently growing our Profiles project by collecting more stories from within and beyond the Academy community. We invite you to deepen your understanding of the methodology and power of transformative learning by reading these first Profiles in Transformation. We also invite you stay tuned as we add to the profiles, and find ways to initiate conversation about how people learn, unlearn, and transform. 

Livia Vanaver

Livia Vanaver

“...it showed me how I could touch somebody else and really see something ignite inside, some knowing, some little transformation.”

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Christian Bethelson

Christian Bethelson

“Being physically stuck like that created an awareness in me. …it was a sign that something was about to shift in my life.”

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Jessica Lawless

"…I'd been able to stay in the moment, and follow my emotions through peaks and valleys, from safety to fear and back again.”

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Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter

“I was hiding behind a mask, playing the role of a fictitious character.”

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Ann Rafferty

Ann Rafferty

"Leading By Being® was like a drop of ink into a bottle of water."

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