Transformative Learning Centre
The Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) was created in September of 1993 by the coming together of several OISE Faculty members, some students and interested community partners. What the various faculty members, students and community members were looking for was a way of creating a stronger sense of community and collaboration in broad areas of environmental, feminist, anti-racist, aboriginal, adult and popular education theory and practice.
The main objectives of the Transformative Learning Centre are as follows:
To provide a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary issues related to learning in community and global transformation.
To provide an inter-departmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development.
To provide a means for faculty and students to participate in specific networks requiring membership from a community-university base rather than formal academic structures.
To support inter-departmental graduate instruction in the areas of Transformative Learning Studies and Environmental Adult Education.
To provide a Departmental focus for international activities, the 'community and global transformation' specialization and for International Resource Collection.