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ERIC Number: EJ1047986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Typical Phases of Transformative Learning: A Practice-Based Model
Nohl, Arnd-Michael
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v65 n1 p35-49 Feb 2015
Empirical models of transformative learning offer important insights into the core characteristics of this concept. Whereas previous analyses were limited to specific social groups or topical terrains, this article empirically typifies the phases of transformative learning on the basis of a comparative analysis of various social groups and topical terrains. In contrast to the models proposed by Mezirow and others, the typology of five phases used in the present article underpins the incidental character of the beginning of transformative learning and accords a different meaning to crises and dilemmas--and to reflection. These empirical results point to the practical basis of transformative learning and necessitate revisions of its theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany