Zambian Civic Education Teacher Students in Norway for a Year—How Do They Describe Their Transformative Learning?
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Original versionBergersen, A., & Muleya, G. (2019). Zambian civic education teacher students in Norway for a year—how do they describe their transformative learning? Sustainability, 11(24). https://doi.org/10.3390/su11247143
Through 10 years of cooperation between the University of Zambia and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, 24 students of Civic Education (Social Sciences) from the University of Zambia had an opportunity to travel to Norway to have a different learning experience of Civic Education. In this study, we sought through qualitative questionnaires and interviews to understand how the former Civic Education teacher students describe their experiences and received benefits during the 10 months they spent at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. The study established that transformative learning takes time, but of paramount importance was that the students were able to critically reflect and act as change-makers at an individual, school, and/or society level.