Transformative Learning

Tell me and I’ll remember some
Show me and I’ll remember a little more
Let me show you, and I’ll remember forever.

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How do you learn best? Do you learn by someone telling you how? Or do you learn by doing? If you learn best by doing, practicing, asking, discovering and finding, you will love the Transformative Learning Teaching philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma. It is so excellent, that the United States Government gave UCO over 8 million dollars to make it the best in the world.

You may be wondering what distinguishes the Transformative learning Philosophy from other forms of learning…….

Classic Learning Methods
Transformative Learning
Teaching Discovery
One-Way (teacher to student) Two-way (discovery and discussion)
Teacher centered approach Learner-Centered Approach
Individual Learning Learning together
Teach through a lecture Teach people to find the answers
Tell someone how Show someone how
Pass information Encourage Transformation

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Also, when you leave UCO, you will receive two transcripts!

One is your academic transcript.

One is your Transformative Learning Transcript called STLR
This transcript will show future employers that you not only know your academic major, but have learned through exploration of the following skills:

STLR Skills

graphic with key points of STLR philosophy: Discipline Knowledge, Global & Cultural Competencies, Health & Welness, Leadership, Research, Creative* Scholarly Activities, Service Learning & Civic Engagement




Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.