The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Author: Edward W. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470590726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Handbook of Transformative Learning?provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in Transformative Learning (TL).?It will help adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The book covers five broad areas: historical, theoretical, practical, research, and future perspective. It is ? comprehensive, interdisciplinary, critical, reflective, and accessible to a wide audience of interested scholars, students, and practitioners. Co-edited by leading experts in the field with an advisory group of prominent authorities, this handbook is the leading resource for the field.

Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning

Author: Patricia Cranton
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 162036414X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The third edition of Patricia Cranton’s Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning brings a wealth of new insight from the tremendous growth in the field during the decade since the previous edition. As in the previous editions, the book helps adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The first part of the book is dedicated to clarifying transformative learning theory and relating it to other theoretical frameworks. The author examines transformative learning from the learner’s perspective, and discusses individual differences in how learners go through the process. In the second half of the book, the focus is squarely on strategies for promoting transformative learning in a wide variety of adult and higher education contexts. Practitioners will be able to take ideas from the text and apply them directly in their teaching. Since 1975, transformative learning has become a core theoretical perspective in adult and higher education, and research has proliferated. In the past decade, adult education and especially transformative learning grew into a noticeably larger field. The numbers of undergraduate and graduate programs in adult education have increased and continue to increase as more and more individuals are seeking the expertise, skills, and training necessary to work with adult learners in higher education, business, industry, government, health professions, non-profit organizations, and community development. In addition, the number of programs in higher education (both undergraduate and graduate) that include courses in transformative learning has grown dramatically. These academic audiences use the book to further their understanding of transformative learning theory and practice. Drawing on the latest research as well as the author’s own teaching experience in both online and face-to-face courses, this new edition will be a vital resource for members of the transformative learning community, as well as those encountering the topic for the first time.

The Handbook of the Evolving Research of Transformative Learning

Author: Kathleen P. King
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607522020
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Associate Editor: Seamus King This handbook is a much expanded version of the original Learning Activities Survey published by Dr. Kathleen P. King of Fordham University in 1998. Based on her ground breaking research in this field where she used a mixed methodology research approach to study transformative learning, the book will provide a model of research, firsthand perspective of how research design develops, reprints of articles based on the related research and specific assistance in conducting further research in this area. Over 50 studies around the world have been conducted base on King’s original research, and her work has extended across more than 12 studies since the original publication. Moreover, this volume is a vital research companion book to King’s popular book, Bringing Transformative Learning to Life (Krieger, 2005). Based on our history with the prior edition (it is sold out); this book will have wide appeal among adult education human resource development, psychology and counseling researchers, students, professors, and practitioners, and it serve as an excellent textbook or personal introduction studies of foundations of adult learning, applied research or transformative learning. Professors and students of adult learning, counseling, human resource development, staff development, educational administration and leadership, psychology and other social sciences use this as a guide for research studies especially in the area of adult learning and/or transformative learning. Readers will find that this handbook provides an overview of King’s transformative learning research dating back to 1997, a manual for use of the research tools, a research methodology and an approach to open new vistas of research. The first manual (published in 1998) is now out of print and this 10th anniversary edition not only fills the gap, but also continues where it stopped. This handbook delineates the original model and the expanding and evolving research which has developed from 1997 to 2008. More than a manual, instead this book uses a variety of formats to accomplish this goal: reflection, formal discussion, instructions, technical information, personal and learner stories, selected research articles, and several modified forms of the original Learning Activities Survey (LAS) instrument.

Stories of Transformative Learning

Author: Michael Kroth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462097917
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Stories of Transformative Learning is intended to encourage people to explore the potential for transformative learning in their lives, practices, and communities. This book illustrates the transformative learning process through ten stories of individuals from both inside and outside of the classroom. Adult educators and adult learners will find the book to be personally insightful and professionally useful. There have been many accounts of transformative learning experiences, but it is not often that we have the opportunity to hear first-hand personal stories of transformative learning. Here, ten stories are told directly by the people who experienced them, with additional commentary from the authors. These stories are intended to resonate with readers and to inspire people to create the conditions where transformative learning can occur in their lives and professional practice. Storytelling is one way in which both educators and learners can understand the process of transformative learning. Telling stories, reading others’ stories, and contemplating our own stories all help us to become aware of alternative perspectives, a process that is at the heart of critical reflection and critical self-reflection, which is, in turn, central to transformative learning. We hope to increase readers’ sense of agency and more self-directed, self-fulfilling lives. By demonstrating how others have examined and reconsidered otherwise hidden assumptions that constrained the quality and potential of their lives, we show readers how they may do the same."

Basisbildung aktuell Verbindlichkeiten Abgrenzungen Gemeinsamkeiten

Author: Julia Schindler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3746026520
Format: PDF
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Was ist Basisbildung? Eine Ein- und Abgrenzung von Basisbildung wäre sowohl für die berufliche Identität der Lehrenden als auch für die Wahrung der Qualität der Angebote wichtig. Andererseits stehen in der Basisbildung die individuellen Lernbedürfnisse der TeilnehmerInnen im Vordergrund, denen eine enge und starre Definition von Basisbildung nicht Rechnung tragen kann. Die vorliegende Ausgabe des "Magazin erwachsenenbildung.at" versammelt vor diesem Spannungsbogen aktuelle Positionen zu Basisbildung. Die einzelnen Beiträge leisten eine kritische Diskussion unterschiedlicher Konzepte von Basisbildung und der Bilder über die Lernenden, die diesen Konzepten zugrunde liegen. Sie setzen sich auch mit den BasisbildnerInnen auseinander - wie sie mit eigenen Werten umgehen und mit ihren oftmals prekären Arbeitsbedingungen. Und sie ziehen ein Zwischenresümee über das seit 2012 bestehende Förderprogramm für Basisbildung, die "Initiative Erwachsenenbildung" (IEB). Anschauliche Beiträge aus der Praxis von BasisbildnerInnen zeigen auf, wie Basisbildungskurse konkret gestaltet werden können und wie - entgegen dem vorherrschenden Deutsch-Lern-Imperativ -Mehrsprachigkeit als Ressource in der Basisbildung nutzbar gemacht werden kann.

Transformative Learning Meets Bildung

Author: Anna Laros
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463007970
Format: PDF, ePub
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This edited volume sets the groundwork for a dialogue between transformative learning and continental theories of Bildung in adulthood. Both theoretical frameworks bring meaning to the complex learning process of individuals as they develop a more critical worldview. In this volume, a variety of authors from different countries and theoretical backgrounds offer new understandings about Bildung and transformative learning through discussion of theoretical analyses, educational practices, and empirical research. As a result, readers gain greater insight into these theories and related implications for teaching for change. From the various chapters an exciting relationship between both theories begins to emerge and provides impetus for greater discussion and further research about two important theories of change in the field of adult education. /div

Weiterbildung

Author: Peter Faulstich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486599259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Weiterbildung ist inzwischen ein bedeutender, wachsender und anscheinend selbstverständlicher Lernbereich. Das Werk liefert eine theoretische Grundlegung "lebenslangen Lernens".

Transformative Lernprozesse von Unternehmerinnen mit Migrationsgeschichte

Author: Anna Laros
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658099992
Format: PDF, ePub
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Anna Laros untersucht die transformativen Lernprozesse von Unternehmerinnen mit Migrationsgeschichte vor, während und nach ihrer Unternehmensgründung. Mithilfe der Methodologie und Methode der Grounded Theory arbeitet sie heraus, wie die Unternehmerinnen in vier Lernphasen ihre Bedeutungsperspektiven verändern, wie aus einem beruflichen Selbstverständnis ein unternehmerisches entsteht. Grundlage für die Diskussion der Ergebnisse bildet die Theorie des transformativen Lernens nach Jack Mezirow. Die Studie wirft ein neues Licht auf die Theorie des transformativen Lernens und liefert eine theoretische Grundlage für die Weiterentwicklung der transformativen Erwachsenenbildung.