ERIC Number: EJ1055299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Transformational Learning: Reflections of an Adult Learning Story
Foote, Laura S.
Adult Learning, v26 n2 p84-86 May 2015
Transformational learning, narrative learning, and spiritual learning frame adult experiences in new and exciting ways. These types of learning can involve a simple transformation of belief or opinion or a radical transformation involving one's total perspective; learning may occur abruptly or incrementally. Education should liberate students from passive, mindless, and uncritical acceptance of experience and how experience shapes knowledge. Learning to re-evaluate and re-story prior learning experiences can lead adults to make sense of their experience and find a new sense of identity.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Adult Learning, Reflection, Spiritual Development, Personal Narratives, Andragogy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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