Transformative Learning Theory and Praxis examines the multi-faceted nature of transformative learning and transformation theory including its merits, restrictions, and possibilities, and presents carefully chosen international case studies and theoretical approaches that enrich the application of the theory within a wide variety of educational settings.

By including new approaches to transformative learning theory, this book provides examples and teaching approaches coming from a variety of disciplines, including higher education, arts, classics, new technologies, and academic development. It bridges the gap between theory and practice to help teachers and adult educators embed potentially transformational techniques in the curriculum. Based on in-depth research, this key title provides a means of measuring and documenting transformative outcomes in qualitative studies of high impact learning experiences, and raises new questions and opportunities for the future development of the field.

Transformative Learning Theory and Praxis is a must-read text for anyone interested in the research behind, and applications of, transformative learning and transformation theory, including researchers, students, and policy-makers in the field.

part I|35 pages

Theory: social dimension of transformation

chapter 1|12 pages

's Theory Of Transformative Learning

In dialogue with Honneth's critical theory
ByTed Fleming

chapter 2|21 pages

On the feminist origins of transformative learning theory

ByAlessandra Romano

part II|55 pages

Theory: developments and possibilities

chapter 3|17 pages

Transformation and Stoic pedagogy in Seneca's Epistulae Morales

ByAndreas Gavrielatos

chapter 4|20 pages

Traces of transformation theory in ancient Greek tragedy

ByEffrosyni Kostara

chapter 5|16 pages

Transformative learning to solve the impossible

Edge-emotions and intuition in expanding the limitations of our rational abilities
ByKaisu Mälkki, Asta Raami

part III|43 pages

Praxis: in and beyond education

chapter 6|15 pages

Transformation of assumptions through the use of art

Activating an educational method
ByAlexis Kokkos

chapter 8|8 pages

Splitting the lark

Semantic levity and transformative learning
ByDaphne Loads

part IV|60 pages

Praxis: transforming higher education

chapter 9|17 pages

Cultivating authentic professional identities through transformative higher education

An application of Mezirow's comprehensive theory of adult learning
ByCarolin Kreber

chapter 10|16 pages

Click here for transformation

Examining a course for graduate teaching assistants around technology-enhanced learning through the lens of Mezirow's transformative learning theory
BySarah Moore, Rachel Bovill

chapter 11|25 pages

High impact learning in higher education

Operationalizing the self-constructive outcomes of transformative learning theory
ByKris Acheson, John M. Dirkx, Craig N. Shealy

part V|41 pages

Praxis: further applications

chapter 12|27 pages

A practice-based view of transformative learning

The case of a craft organization
ByFrancesca Bracci, Alessandra Romano, Victoria Marsick

chapter |12 pages

Reflections: Living theory in transforming times

ByFergal Finnegan