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Adult Education Research Conference

2006

Transformative learning

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A Holistic Conceptualization Of Adult Learning And Its Critiques Of Selected Concepts And Theories, Baiyin Yang Sep 2006

A Holistic Conceptualization Of Adult Learning And Its Critiques Of Selected Concepts And Theories, Baiyin Yang

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This paper critically evaluates several contemporary concepts and theories of adult learning. Most of existing adult learning theories and conceptualizations tend to narrowly define knowledge and learning. Holistic learning theory provides an integrative framework that can be used adequately explain many propositions of major contemporary theories and concepts of adult learning.


A Critical Review Of The Empirical Research Of Transformative Learning (1999-2005), Edward W. Taylor Aug 2006

A Critical Review Of The Empirical Research Of Transformative Learning (1999-2005), Edward W. Taylor

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This is a review of transformative learning (TL) since 1998 involving 40 empirical studies. Findings include trends of less emphasis on identifying transformative experiences in different setting, and more about fostering TL and better understanding the nature of critical reflection, relationships, a perspective transformation, and context. Also, research designs are becoming more sophisticated.


Learning Space And Space For Learning: Adults’ Intersubjective Experiences Of Improvisation, Pamela Meyer Jul 2006

Learning Space And Space For Learning: Adults’ Intersubjective Experiences Of Improvisation, Pamela Meyer

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This phenomenological study asked the question, “What do adults experience learning improvisation?” The findings highlight the intersubjective, whole-person nature of learning and transformation, and of the learning space.


From Student Activism To A Way Of Life: The Student Activists-Turned-Peasant Activists In South Korea, Sik Son Jul 2006

From Student Activism To A Way Of Life: The Student Activists-Turned-Peasant Activists In South Korea, Sik Son

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this paper explores the life-experience of six student activists who turned themselves into peasants in their search for social justice and egalitarian society in South Korea. The praxis of the activists crossing class line in the social movement reveals their transformative learning process as well as the development of their own pedagogy of the oppressed.


Transformative Learning On The Desert’S Edge: The Tostan Fgm Program In Senegal, Mali And The Sudan, Peter Easton, Kristen Molyneaux Jul 2006

Transformative Learning On The Desert’S Edge: The Tostan Fgm Program In Senegal, Mali And The Sudan, Peter Easton, Kristen Molyneaux

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This paper examines strategies of the Tostan Village Empowerment Program in Senegal for promoting abandonment of female genital mutilation as an example of transformative learning; and it draws lessons for the refinement of that theory.