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Adult Learning and Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

A Memorial Gathering Celebrating the Life of Professor Patricia Cranton


Wednesday, November 30th 2016

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Everett Lounge

525 West 120th Street

Teachers College, Columbia University


During the summer we lost our friend and colleague, Dr. Patricia Cranton.  Dr. Cranton was an adjunct professor in the department of Adult Learning & Leadership and was one of North America's foremost thinkers in the area of Transformative Learning.  She and Ed Taylor edited   the Handbook   of Transformative Learning   in 2012; in addition, the third edition of her book, Under­ standing and Promoting Transformative Learning was just released by Stylus on June 2, 2016.   Dr. Cranton's publications, and her thinking and ideas about transformative learning  and  educating adults in numerous settings have been a bedrock to our field for the past 25 years or more.

She was a sought after mentor, an incredible writer blending rational thinking and analysis, with a flair for using metaphor. She was also an absolutely incredible photographer, who loved nature, the wild places of the earth and her animals. She was incredibly introverted in many ways, but she was nevertheless full of dry wit and a lot of fun for those that knew her well.

Students who took her courses consistently found them to be among the most engaging, insightful and transformative they experienced. While the Adult Learning & Leadership Program will continue to offer online courses in the future focused on Transformative Learning, Dr. Cranton cannot ever truly be "replaced." Her loss to our community and to the field is deeply felt. Even though we miss her terribly, we want nothing more than for you to join us in celebration of  her tremendous life.


Light food, drink, and multimedia  rembrances!


RSVP at tiny.cc/crantonmemorial

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