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Title: Perceptions of the nature and processes of transformative learning and implications for practice
Contributor(s): Carrigg, John Bertram (author); Maxwell, Thomas W (supervisor); Dymock, Darryl (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1996
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The "problem of practice" which gave rise to the study described in this thesis had its origins in the writer's perception over a considerable period that whilst all adults learn through their experience, some appear more open and less constrained by what they have learned through their past experience than others. An individual's openness to new learning in a particular area appears in certain circumstances to be affected by attitudes and assumptions he/she has already acquired in that regard over time. ... This thesis considers the debate on the subject of transformative learning over the past two decades ... The core question upon which the research described in this thesis is based seeks to explore the nature, processes, strategies for facilitation and implications for practice of transformative learning through an empirical study of the actual experiences of teachers and learners. ... The findings of the research indicate support for the concept of transformative learning ... The thesis identifies certain processes associated with transformative learning and strategies of facilitation found to be appropriate and productive. ... The thesis recommends further empirical research with more disparate groups of participants, study of the relevance of transformative learning to educators and educational administrators in times of change, and empirical research into whether the concept of transformative learning can be extended to the transformation of social, political and economic meaning perspectives held collectively.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Rights Statement: Copyright 1996 - John Bertram Carrigg
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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