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ERIC Number: EJ1086062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Transformative Learning as a Metatheory: Definition, Criteria, and Typology
Hoggan, Chad D.
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v66 n1 p57-75 Feb 2016
This article addresses a significant problem with transformative learning theory; namely, that it is increasingly being used to refer to almost any instance of learning. This article offers several points of clarity to resolve this problem. First, it portrays a subtle but important evolution in the way the theory has been used in the literature and, as a solution, positions transformative learning as an analytic metatheory. It then presents a typology of transformative learning outcomes as a conceptual tool scholars can use to describe learning phenomena. Finally, this article suggests a definition and criteria for transformative learning to provide parameters around the phenomena that the metatheory of transformative learning should address.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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