ERIC Number: EJ1077732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Transformative Learning and Christian Spirituality: Towards a Model for Pedagogical and Theological Clarity?
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p88-101 2015
Ever since Jack Mezirow introduced the incipient, and then more developed idea, of transformative learning to the discussion on adult education more than thirty years ago, the parameters of its theory and practice have been pushed out further and further. The introduction of spirituality and learning to this discussion is not a new one, but this paper explores further the possibilities of the inter-connectedness and inter-dependency of pedagogy and theology, when part of the pedagogical approach of transformative learning is viewed alongside the theology of Christian spirituality in a church based adult learning programme. The quest for pedagogical (and theological) clarity is pursued through attempts to forge learning in both the cognitive and affective domain, through clear and accessible biblical teaching in the local church.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Religious Factors, Christianity, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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