ERIC Number: EJ895077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Transforming Learning through Two Pair of Eyes
Kimmel, Jessica C.; Seifert, Vanessa M.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v6 n8 p37-44 Dec 2009
This essay is a report on the experience of adult transformative learning under the conditions of travel to and within a foreign culture. It is written in the voices and from the perspectives of both teacher and .student. The role of both is analyzed in the context of Mezirow's criteria for transformative learning. this involves structuring the learning experience to bring out the total collective resources of the adult. The task of the teacher is to set up a learning environment so that the best chances for deep learning are in place to challenge and support adult students to take transformative learning risks--steps, plunges, and leaps that lead into a new and unknown world of differences. In the present case, the study of another culture coupled with actual travel and cultural immersion with the people was life changing.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Students, Learning Experience, Travel, Foreign Culture, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey