Gwendolyn Kaltoft, Yolo Hospice’s Director of Quality and Compliance, recently participated in a panel at Columbia University’s Academic Festival. The panel was “Mezirow’s Legacy: The Evolution and Impact of Transformative Learning,” discussing the work of Jack Mezirow, Transformative Learning’s founding father. The discussion explored the origin and evolution of Mezirow’s work, and how it continues to apply today. Kaltoft is an alum of Columbia University’s Teachers College, and knew Mezirow personally.
This was the 7th annual Academic Festival held at Teachers College, Columbia University. The event features presentations by faculty, students and alumni, as well as award presentations to honor distinguished alumni. This year also featured the presentation of the President’s Medal of Excellence to Goldie Hawn, award-winning actress, producer and director, for her work as a children’s advocate and Founder of the Hawn Foundation and MindUp.