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ERIC Number: EJ1155132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Midlife Awakening: An Emergent Transformation of the Self
Lear, Glenna
Journal of Transformative Education, v15 n4 p277-295 Oct 2017
This article explores women's midlife learning as an awakening of the self in the process of being in the world and interacting with others and uses the author's personal experience of transformation as a developmental change with the emergence of personal growth and self-realization of a more complete, balanced, and fulfilled self. In the process, the women developed new identities and flourished with the realization of their potential. The women learned implicitly and incidentally from experience and through their bodily senses and emotions from being in the lived world and engaging with others. They appeared to practice mindfulness intuitively and used their inner resources, imaginations, and creativity to adapt to change and find new challenges and opportunities to take them into the next stage of life. The author uses personal construct theory to theorize how the women were able to initiate their own change and growth with minimal outside intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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