ERIC Number: EJ1092994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry: An Opportunity for Transformative Learning to Occur?
Nicolaides, Aliki; Dzubinski, Leanne
Journal of Transformative Education, v14 n2 p120-138 Apr 2016
Life in the 21st century is increasingly complex, paradoxical, and ambiguous, bringing into question the ways that graduate adult education programs function. In this article, we describe an action research study involving the method of collaborative developmental action inquiry conducted with key stakeholders of a program in adult education at a research one university. Collaborative developmental action inquiry created opportunities for transformative learning to take place. The study process and outcomes suggest that the method and practices of collaborative developmental action inquiry could themselves create favorable conditions for transformative learning to occur.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Action Research, Research Universities, Inquiry, Skill Development, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Research Methodology, Graduate Students, Reflection, Attitude Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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