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ERIC Number: EJ1021803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
A Beautiful Metaphor: Transformative Learning Theory
Howie, Peter; Bagnall, Richard
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v32 n6 p816-836 2013
This article presents a critique of both transformative learning theory and critical comments on it to date. It argues that transformative learning theory remains substantively the same as its initial exposition, in spite of a raft of problematic contentions voiced against it. The theory is argued here to be conceptually problematic, except at the level of a conceptual metaphor, which latter renders its many inconsistencies inconsequential and which explains, not just its continued popularity among educational practitioners, but also it's largely being ignored as a subject worthy of serious critique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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