Centering the Learner for Greater Transformation

This brief explores theory and practice on transformative education approaches and their effects on pre-primary and primary-age children’s wellbeing and learning processes in crises. It also introduces creativity-based pedagogies and emphasizes creativity’s importance in achieving transformative learning. Ultimately, this brief is intended to generate reflections and debate on the concept of inclusive and equitable quality education. 

This brief also summarizes the main findings from a review of a selection of transformative education interventions in emergency contexts, and offers recommendations for expanding the notion of quality education in crisis contexts to include transformative pedagogies that foster psychosocial wellbeing, promote social and emotional learning, and create contextually relevant education.

Resource Info


Resource Type

Policy Brief


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Humanitarian Sectors - Education