This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): Alan Hutchison and Tony Rea, " Transformative Learning and Identity Formation on the ‘Smiling Coast’ of West Africa", Pages 552-559, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011)
This article presents a research undertaken during a study visit to The Gambia (2008).
The authors collected data through interviews and reflective journals.
The authors argue that study visits to The Gambia and other developing countries have the potential to enable transformative learning.
This kind of experience is thought to be of considerable potential benefit to beginning teachers.
The authors indicate some of these benefits, with illustrations drawn from interview data.