Sep 30, 2017 · Summary: Transformative learning is a theory of adult learning that utilizes disorienting dilemmas to challenge students’ thinking. Students are then encouraged to use critical thinking and questioning to consider if their underlying assumptions and beliefs about the world are accurate. Aug 21, 2012 · Journal of Adult Education, 39(1), 1-11. Retrieved from EBSCOhost database. Taylor, E. (1997). Building on the theoretical debate: a critical review of the empirical studies of Meizrow’s transformational learning theory. Adult Education Quarterly, 48(1), 34-60. Retrieved from EBSCOhost database. Thomas, M. (2005, May 23).Author: Tim Stafford, MS MA.
• Transformative learning allows adult learners to use the contexts of their formal learning experiences to construct and reconstruct personal meaning (Dirkx, 2006, p. 24). • Adult learners will inevitably join the workforce after they complete their college education, or more likely, while they are completing their college education. The. Transformational Learning Theory of Adult Education Introduction Transformational learning is a relatively new and thoroughly modern yet evolving learning theory, with timeless implications for the educator. Developed initially by Jack Mezirow, it is a theory that involves, at its core, a shift in beliefs, deep self reflection and a discourse of that reflection.
of adult education. Transformative learning develops autonomous thinking. Transformative Learning Theory Transformative learning (Mezirow, 1991, 1995, 1996; Cranton, 1994, 1996) is the process of effecting change in a frame of reference.Adults have acquired a coherent body of experience—associations, concepts, values, feelings, con-. When transformative learning is the goal of adult education, fostering a learning environment in which it can occur should consider the following: The role of the educator. Transformative learning cannot be guaranteed. Teachers can only provide an opportunity to transformatively learn.