Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning: A Guide for Educators of Adults

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Wiley, Apr 14, 2006 - Education - 240 pages
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In the second edition of her landmark book, Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning, Patricia Cranton helps translate theory to practice and guides readers through the many and varied new developments in transformative learning that have emerged in the decade since publication of the first edition.

As in the first edition, the book explains the transformative learning theory, describes the process from the learner's perspective, explores individual differences in transformative learning, presents strategies for fostering transformative learning, and discusses how adult educators themselves are transformative learners. The second edition of this important book draws on the most recent scholarship in adult education and contains information about new theoretical developments including the role of imagination and spirituality in transformation, the importance of affect in the process, the idea of connected knowing, contributions from critical theory, and a holistic model of transformative learning.

Throughout the book, Cranton offers illustrative examples of her strategies in action, clearly showing how adult educators in a wide variety of settings can use these techniques to improve their skills and practice.

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I think this book inspired me more than anything has in a long time. It made me think and made me change the way I teach. The book is interesting and informative, and still it contains great depth and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Penny - Goodreads

A required reading for an unfortunate choice of courses on my part. This is a long repetitive book that I will endeavor to forget as soon as this blasted course is over. Read full review

Contents

Dimensions of Adult Learning
1
Transformative Learning Theory
19
A Theory in Progress
39
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Patricia Cranton is visiting professor of adult education at The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, as well as adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches courses in transformative learning both online and in workshop format. She has been writing about, teaching, conducting research on, and giving workshops and invited addresses on transformative learning for more than a decade. Cranton is the author of numerous books including the first edition of Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning and Professional Development as Transformative Learning, both from Jossey-Bass.

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