Transformative Learning

At the University of Central Oklahoma, we help students learn by providing transformative experiences so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders contributing to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities they serve.

Transformative Learning develops beyond-disciplinary skills and expands students’ perspectives of their relationships with self, others, community and environment.

This is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences. The University of Central Oklahoma seeks to engage students in transformative learning in six core areas: Discipline Knowledge; Global and Cultural Competencies; Health and Wellness; Leadership; Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities; and Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Faculty and staff are provided resources through the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning to help them accomplish this part of the University of Central Oklahoma mission. Transformative Learning Liaisons are also available for consultation.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Transformative Learning is tracked on the UCO campus through the Student Transformative Learning Record:

Transformative Learning
in the News 

To Retain College Students... EdSurge article (Sept. 2019)

STLR receives the AASCU 2018 Excellence & Innovation Award

Wall Street Journal ranks UCO 6th in Student Engagement

STLR receives a WCET 2016 WOW Award

STLR part of national Comprehensive Student Record project

UCO has a link to Canada: Edmond Life & Leisure

TL at UCO in Civitas Learning Space

NewsOK covers STLR
(Student Transformative Learning Record)

UCO receives $7.7 million STLR federal grant

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The Transformative Teacher-Scholar blog provides college and university teacher-scholars a place to discuss and propose ideas about the theory and practice of Transformative Learning.

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