ERIC Number: EJ917293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Virtual Worlds as a Trigger for Transformative Learning
Harmon, Stephen W.
Educational Technology, v51 n2 p28-32 Mar-Apr 2011
This article examines the affordances of virtual worlds for initiating a transformative learning experience for adults. In particular, it addresses the capacity of virtual worlds to allow creation of an alternate self which requires some level of personal self-reflection; provide atypical experiences that can initiate reflection; allow experience of typical situations from alternate viewpoints; and enable shared professional expertise of a complex domain.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Adult Education, Adult Students, Virtual Classrooms, Barriers, Performance Factors, Computer Simulation, Change Strategies, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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