Prof. Dr. Svitlana Hanaba
Dr. Olena Voitiuk, Assoc. Prof.
Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Ukraine)
Abstract. The transformative learning ideas focus the educational process on the maximum development of a person’s abilities, the creation of a powerful motivation for self-development. In this process, a significant role is played by not so much the ability to acquire new knowledge, as the ability to comprehend and rethink previously acquired knowledge and skills critically. Transformation immanently reflects the learning essence, which is realized in a natural, arbitrary way and is based on a person’s intellectual abilities, physiological characteristics and mental inclinations. The learning result is to present not only the world to a person, but also a person to the world. In the educational process, a person overcomes his own essential limitation, opens new horizons of his existence. Educational activity appears as a system of flexible and dynamically cognitive connections with the socio-cultural context oriented to the advanced learning strategy. The learning becomes a process of a person’s self-knowledge, self-creation, self-construction while participating in the educational interaction and social environment.
Keywords: personality; transformation; self-development; transformative learning; person’s abilities