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At present Latvian education system is implementing a shift towards competency-based learning to improve the quality of education. Teachers are the agents of this change, therefore, a question of ensuring the transfer of educational experiences is becoming increasingly important. The aim of the research is to explore the importance of attitude as one of the factors of teacher’s professional competence and interrelationships between the transformative aspects of the acquired educational experience and personal and professional growth of the individual. A survey research design and a qualitative survey data analysis was employed. 530 respondents from different ethnical and professional backgrounds (Latvia, UK, and RSA) were selected using non-probability sampling, allowing gathering data on their educational journey and experience transfer. The outcomes demonstrate the link between the teacher’s example and attitude and the learner’s personal and professional growth, as well as shows the long-term emotional impact.
Keywords: Competence, Learner’s growth, Quality of education, Teacher’s attitude, Transfer
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