ERIC Number: EJ771447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
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Both Sides Now: Examining Transformative Learning and Professional Development of Educators
King, Kathleen P.
Innovative Higher Education, v29 n2 p155-174 Dec 2004
The purpose of this mixed method research is to understand and support educators' continuing learning and growth better by using a lens of transformative learning to examine their experience and professional development practice and responsibility. Data from 58 participants and the course professor are analyzed to consider the occurrence of transformative learning and the related needs that emerged. This article also presents trends across the learning experiences and recommendations for practice and responsibility. Additionally, there are implications of the research for higher education professors, administrators, and developers reflecting on their concepts and planning of formal professional development.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Transformative Learning, Higher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Faculty, Learning Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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