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ERIC Number: EJ1124584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2353-9518
Transformative Learning as a Factor of Lifelong Learning by the Example of Vocational Education in Canada
Lavrysh, Yuliana
Comparative Professional Pedagogy, v5 n4 p62-67 Dec 2015
The characteristics of transformative learning as a factor of life-long learning have been presented in the article. The paper offers analysis of foreign theorists and practitioners' views on transformative learning at Canadian universities. A special attention has been paid to the exploration of transformative learning methods and techniques implemented during vocational training at universities. The analysis of theoretical background evidences that the transformative learning concept is based on the theory of person's transformations depending on the life experience, cognitive development and critical reflection skills. The significance of transformative learning concepts implementation into Ukrainian educational process has been substantiated. The main principles of transformative learning have been described (education, science and manufacture integration, self-realization through values and assumption transformation, focus on dialogue and critical self-reflection). The key elements of transformative learning have been determined, namely, disoriented dilemma, critical reflection and rational discourse. The importance of nonformal and non-linear educational techniques implementation has been proved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Ukraine
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