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This paper presents basic theoretical knowledge on a perspective of transformative learning. It focuses on the definition, principles, characteristics of transformative learning, and possiblities to apply it into teaching and learning practices in Vietnam. Alternatives to innovate traditional learning approaches towards a transformative learning approach are also proposed with suggestions on the application of open-ended learning tasks. To effectively apply the transformative learning perspective in schools, it needs more applied research in which integrated approaches and cooperations among researchers from various majors are emphasized.
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