Transformational Learning: A Literature Review and Call Forward
Keywords:Transformational Learning, Transformative Education, Mezirow, Literature Review, Critique, Critical Reflection, Identity, Practice, Spirituality, Story, Justice, Equality, Race.
A gap exists within transformational learning theory between theoretical construct and practical application. Recent critical literature of transformational learning theory is marked by four trends related to this problem: alternative conceptions, the target area, identity, and a lack of practical discussion of applied theory. A survey of transformational learning theory’s origins, as well as recent trends in critical literature, demonstrate a bridging of the gap, yet not entirely. Suggestions are made for further study in attempt to close the gap entirely.
Keywords: Transformational Learning, Transformative Education, Mezirow, Literature Review, Critique, Critical Reflection, Identity, Practice, Spirituality, Story, Justice, Equality, Race.
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