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The Handbook Of Transformative Learning

Author : Edward W. Taylor
ISBN : 9780470590720
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Transformative Learning provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in Transformative Learning (TL). It will help adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The book covers five broad areas: historical, theoretical, practical, research, and future perspective. It is comprehensive, interdisciplinary, critical, reflective, and accessible to a wide audience of interested scholars, students, and practitioners. Co–edited by leading experts in the field with an advisory group of prominent authorities, this handbook is the leading resource for the field.

Transformative Learning In Practice

Author : Jack Mezirow
ISBN : 9781118045435
Genre : Education
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Transformative learning is becoming influential in all areas of theeducational landscape. In Transformative Learning inPractice, leading authorities and practitioners working in avariety of national and international settings, including collegeclassrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups inrural communities, offer insights and a wealth ofstrategies forfostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative Learning in Practice will helpreaders: Learn the most effective practices for promoting transformativelearning Understand the most helpful ways transformative learning informspractice Find out how the teaching setting shapes the practice oftransformative learning Discover the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fosteringtransformative learning Recognize the risks and challenges of practicing transformativelearning This comprehensive resource includes an introduction to thetheory of transformative learning, a brief overview of the growingbody of research on the topic, and a discussion of areas for futureexploration. Praise for Transforming Learning in Practice "Transformative learning comes to life in this powerfulcollection of real experiences which put transformative learninginto practice in higher education, the workplace, and in communityand social change education. Every chapter is full of candidinsights from reflective practitioners about the challenges andrewards of engaging in transformative learning. A must-read foradult educators everywhere!" —Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adulteducation, University of Georgia "Mezirow and Taylor's book deepens our understanding of acentral idea in adult education—that meaningful learning foradults is often triggered by a transformative experience. Readersare provided a rich array of approaches which help them tounderstand and facilitate transformative learning in multiplesettings. Together these practices build a toolkit for those whowould support learning that transforms." —Karen E. Watkins, professor, human resource andorganization development, Department of Lifelong Education,Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia "Methods to facilitate transformative learning bear intriguingsimilarities across varied places and spaces. This book breaksthrough silo thinking and is for educators across formal andinformal settings who are concerned with individual or collectivetransformation, whether in the 'North' or 'South.'" —Shirley Walters, professor of adult and continuingeducation, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Learning As Transformation

Author : Jack Mezirow
ISBN : UOM:39015050302515
Genre : Education
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"Provocative and illuminating, this book is a must read for adult educators seeking to understand and facilitate transformational learning. It showcases a stellar group of authors who not only engage each other and the reader in constructive discourse, but who also model the heart of the transformational learning process." --Sharan B. Merriam, Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia This volume continues the landmark work begun by Jack Mezirow over twenty years ago--revealing the impact of transformative learning on the theory and practice of adult education. Top scholars and practitioners review the core principles of transformation theory, analyze the process of transformative learning, describe different types of learning and learners, suggest key conditions for socially responsible learning, explore group and organizational learning, and present revelations from the latest research. They also share real-world examples drawn from their own experiences and assess the evolution of transformative learning in practice and philosophy. Learning as Transformation presents an intimate portrait of a powerful learning concept and invites educators, researchers, and scholars to consider the implications of transformative learning in their own professional work.

Transformative Learning And Identity

Author : Knud Illeris
ISBN : 9781134465521
Genre : Education
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In the current ever changing world – the liquid modernity – the most pressing psychological challenge to all of us is to create and maintain a personal balance between mental stability and mental flexibility. In Transformative Learning and Identity Knud Illeris, one of the leading thinkers on the way people learn, explores, updates and re-defines the concept and understanding of transformative learning while linking the concept of transformative learning to the concept of identity. He thoroughly discusses what transformative learning is or could be in a broader learning theoretical perspective, including various concepts of learning by change, as opposed to learning by addition, and ends up with a new, short and distinct definition. He also explores and discusses the concept of identity and presents a general model depicting the complexity of identities today. Building on the work of Mezirow, various perspectives of transformative learning are analysed and discussed, including; transformative learning in different life ages; progressive and regressive transformations; motivation and identity defence; development of identity; personality and competence, and transformative learning in school, education, working life, and in relation to current and future life conditions. This vital new book by one of the leading learning theorists of our time will prove of lasting interest to academics, teachers, instructors, leaders and researchers in the field of adult learning and education. It will also appeal to many students and researchers of psychology and sociology in general.

The Handbook Of The Evolving Research Of Transformative Learning

Author : Kathleen P. King
ISBN : 9781607522027
Genre : Education
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Associate Editor: Seamus King This handbook is a much expanded version of the original Learning Activities Survey published by Dr. Kathleen P. King of Fordham University in 1998. Based on her ground breaking research in this field where she used a mixed methodology research approach to study transformative learning, the book will provide a model of research, firsthand perspective of how research design develops, reprints of articles based on the related research and specific assistance in conducting further research in this area. Over 50 studies around the world have been conducted base on King’s original research, and her work has extended across more than 12 studies since the original publication. Moreover, this volume is a vital research companion book to King’s popular book, Bringing Transformative Learning to Life (Krieger, 2005). Based on our history with the prior edition (it is sold out); this book will have wide appeal among adult education human resource development, psychology and counseling researchers, students, professors, and practitioners, and it serve as an excellent textbook or personal introduction studies of foundations of adult learning, applied research or transformative learning. Professors and students of adult learning, counseling, human resource development, staff development, educational administration and leadership, psychology and other social sciences use this as a guide for research studies especially in the area of adult learning and/or transformative learning. Readers will find that this handbook provides an overview of King’s transformative learning research dating back to 1997, a manual for use of the research tools, a research methodology and an approach to open new vistas of research. The first manual (published in 1998) is now out of print and this 10th anniversary edition not only fills the gap, but also continues where it stopped. This handbook delineates the original model and the expanding and evolving research which has developed from 1997 to 2008. More than a manual, instead this book uses a variety of formats to accomplish this goal: reflection, formal discussion, instructions, technical information, personal and learner stories, selected research articles, and several modified forms of the original Learning Activities Survey (LAS) instrument.

Professional Development As Transformative Learning

Author : Patricia Cranton
ISBN : UOM:39015037311985
Genre : Education
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This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommAnded. ?Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Transformative Learning

Author : Eimear O'Neill
ISBN : 1783604387
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The book is about the educational dimensions of transformative learning in a planetary context

Fostering Critical Reflection In Adulthood

Author : Jack Mezirow
ISBN : UOM:39015017974158
Genre : Education
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This book presents successful programs, techniques, and strategies for helping adult learners tap into their rich and diverse life experiences as a basis for growth and lifelong learning.

Learning Toward An Ecological Consciousness

Author : E. O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781349635504
Genre : Education
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Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters our way of being in the world. Such a shift involves our understanding of ourselves and our self-locations; our relationships with other humans and with the natural world; our understanding of relations of power in interlocking structures of class, race and gender; our body awarenesses; our visions of alternative approaches to living; and our sense of possibilities for social justice and peace and personal joy. The editors of this collection make several challenges to the existing field of transformative learning - the first is to theoreticians, who have attempted to describe the nature of transformative learning without regard to the content of transformative learning. The editors argue that transformative learning theory cannot be constructed in a content-neutral or context-free way. Their second challenge, which assumes the importance content for transformative learning, is to educators as practitioners. The editors argue that transformative learning requires new educational practices consistent with the content. Arts-based research and arts-based teaching/learning practices are one example of such new educational practices. Education for the soul, or spiritual practices such as meditation or modified martial arts or indigenous peoples' forms of teaching/learning, is another example. Each article in the collection presents a possible model of these new practices.

Third Update On Adult Learning Theory

Author : Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN : 111804553X
Genre : Education
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This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory follows two earlier volumes on the same topic, the first published in 1993 and the second in 2001. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can be found in all three updates, representing the continuing developments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions of TL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, three topics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in this third update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectives on learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas are also explored: understanding the connection between the brain and learning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing are converging and are bring expressed in social movements. The concluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theory for the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to the holistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

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