ERIC Number: EJ983004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Reference Count: 6
A Response to Michael Newman's "Calling Transformative Learning into Question: Some Mutinous Thoughts"
Cranton, Patricia; Kasl, Elizabeth
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v62 n4 p393-398 Nov 2012
This article presents the authors' response to Michael Newman's "Calling Transformative Learning into Question: Some Mutinous Thoughts". The authors begin by noting their appreciation of Michael Newman's challenge to transformative learning theory. In their response, the authors review and comment on the fatal flaws presented by Newman and then explore his nine kinds of learning. They discuss and distinguish between the process, outcomes, and context of transformative learning, and finally, they comment on the limitations of Newman relying primarily on Mezirow's conceptualization of transformative learning.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Adult Education, Problems, Learning, Outcomes of Education, Learning Processes, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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