‘The Development Dilemma': Using Mezirow to transform professional identity and impact organizational change.
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As educational developers we are aware of the challenges in changing not just superficial practice but transforming individuals’ professional identity, such that it can facilitate sustainable organisational change in pedagogic practice. We will use this workshop to facilitate a critically reflective dialogue on how teacher identity development, particularly of 'critical' individuals, may be important in this process. We will draw on Mezirow’s (1991) concepts of frames of reference and disorientating dilemmas, as well as empirical data collected through our Master’s in Education case study, to consider transformative learning both from the perspective of individual and institution.