ERIC Number: EJ1077226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Could Transformative Learning Be Appreciated in Europe?
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n2 p180-196 Apr 2014
This article attempts to examine the views of European adult educators toward transformative learning (TL) theory. First, I explore the relevant attitudes of my colleagues in Greece, which appear to be quite positive. Then, through a literature review, I assume that the scholars in other European countries have a limited interest and a quite critical disposition regarding TL. I develop interpretative hypotheses, by correlating these findings to the way in which TL theory has been formulated and has evolved, particularly after 2010, when it seems to have entered a critical standpoint. Finally, I put forward a series of suggestions and refer to new trends that could contribute to the development of a renewed and expanded TL theoretical framework.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Theories, Correlation, Guidelines, Social Action, Foreign Countries, Criticism, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; North America