Transformative teaching is practicing the teacher’s process (self-actualization) to reflect in the classroom the change you see needed in the world. Inspired from biology process, biomimicry “the small scale pattern that is mirrored in the macro pattern”, or in other words ” be the change you want to see in the world”. Transformative teaching is healing teachers burnout and students learnout (moving away from results that nobody seems to want) by putting in the center co-learning and co-creating, the learning that comes from an experimental approach. Burnout and learn out are due to the lack of practice listening. ” When we listen, the way we perceive reality changes exponentially, and then any transformative change becomes possible in matters of weeks” ( Otto Scharmer, MIT).
Nature is the best context- we did not listen in nature, we are listening now, it has our attention! Finland has been an educational system that kept nature close, they are too getting nature closer to the learning systems, as this is part of future skills mindset. Nature learning offers the amazing environment on how do we use efficiently our resources and energies, how do we move away from cluster thinking to systems thinking and make sure we do not deplete ourselves.
What is sustainable curriculum? Curriculum in each students and teachers learn what is most meaningful to them and that is holding the process ( creative process of learning).