International Transformative Learning Association

Patricia Cranton Distinguished Dissertation Award

Dissertation Award Submission


The Patricia Cranton Distinguished Dissertation Award commends a distinguished doctoral dissertation that exemplifies scholarly work and contributes to the transdisciplinary field of transformative learning. In order to be eligible for this award, a dissertation must have been accepted for degree conferral between Spring 2018 and Fall 2021. Please submit an application for consideration by January 15, 2022. Guidelines for the submission can be found at the bottom of the Call for Proposals at

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Please upload Chapter 1 of the dissertation as a PDF file. If Chapter 1 does not include the dissertation's problem, theoretical framework, research questions and significance of the study, please also provide a supplemental description of this content (see next step). Please name your file: Last Name_Chapter 1.
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Please upload an essay of 1000-1500 words (3-5 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font) that responds to the following question: In what ways does this dissertation extend and inform a living theory of transformative learning? Consider theoretical framework, methodology, research findings and implications for practice as you respond to this question in your short essay. Please name your file: Last Name_Essay
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 256 MB.