The study of transformational learning emerged with the work of Jack Mezirow (1981, 1994, 1997). Transformational learning is defined as learning that induces more far-reaching change in the learner than other kinds of learning, especially learning experiences which shape the learner and produce a significant impact, or paradigm shift, which affects the learner's subsequent experiences (Clark.
A beautiful metaphor: Transformative learning theory Abstract This article presents a critique of both transformative learning theory and critical comments on it to date. It argues that transformative learning theory remains substantively the same as its initial exposition, in spite of a raft of problematic contentions voiced against it.
The Application of Transformative Learning Theory to Online Teaching. Glenn A. Palmer Lorenzo Bowman DeVry University Transformative learning has emerged as a powerful image for understanding how adults learn (Dirkx, 1998). Mezirow (1991) in explaining his theory of transformative learning.
This author contemplation paper is about transformative acquisition theory and multiple intelligences. Sunny Cooper ( 2004 ) stated that “the survey of transformational larning emerged with the work of Jack Mezirow ( 1981. 1994. 1997 ).
Transformative Learning in Human Resource Development: Successes in Scholarly. Transformative learning theory incorporates a constructivist focus on individual development and rational thought. and simulations are all methods associated with transformative education” (Mezirow, 1997, p.11).
Transformative learning theory is a humanist learning theory introduced by Jack Mezirow in 1981 1).This theory does not address general aspects of learning, but rather transformative learning in adults: the learning that strongly influences learner, his beliefs and values.In this theory.
Transformative learning develops autonomous thinking (Mezirow 1997, p. 5). Since first introduced by Jack Mezirow in 1978, the concept of transformative learning has been a topic of research and theory building in the field of adult education (Taylor 1998).
Transformative Learning Theory. Transformative learning theory (see Mezirow, 1997) addresses this common teaching challenge. The theory describes the conditions and processes necessary for students to make the most significant kind of knowledge transformation: paradigm shift, also known as perspective transformation.