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European Perspectives on Transformation Theory

Editors: Fleming, Ted, Kokkos, Alexis, Finnegan, Fergal (Eds.)

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  • Explores the theory of transformative learning proposed by Jack Mezirow
  • Questions whether there is a uniquely European perspective on this theory that reflects European traditions and contexts
  • Outlines new theoretical perspectives for the future of transformative learning and explores how this can be put into practice
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About this book

This book offers a concise and comprehensive exploration of the theory of transformative learning by European researchers. Exploring Mezirow’s theory of transformative learning as a ‘living theory’, the editors and contributors ask whether there a uniquely European perspective on this theory that reflects Europe’s traditions and contexts. What is the nature of that perspective, and how is it similar or different to those espoused in the USA? This book outlines how the theory of transformative learning has been developed by European researchers, and how it has built upon, critiqued, and enriched the Transformation Theory proposed by Mezirow. Consequently, this volume outlines new theoretical perspectives for the future evolution of transformative learning and explores theoretical perspectives that can be put into practice in a range of fields. This wide-ranging volume will be of interest and value to all those interested in transformative learning theory.

About the authors

Ted Fleming is Adjunct Associate Professor of Adult Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Formerly Head of Department and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Maynooth University, Ireland, his research interests include non-traditional students in higher education and critical theory. Alexis Kokkos is Professor of Adult Education at Hellenic Open University, Greece, and Chairman of the Hellenic Adult Education Association. He is also a co-convenor of ESREA’s European network Interrogating Transformative Processes in Learning and Education.  Fergal Finnegan is Lecturer at the Department of Adult and Community Education at Maynooth University, Ireland. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Transformative Education and co-convenes the ESREA network Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Kokkos, Alexis (et al.)

  • Context and Development of Transformation Theory in the European Field of Adult Education

    Pages 7-25

    Fleming, Ted (et al.)

  • Connected Knowing in Belenky and Honneth: Implications for Transformative Learning Theory

    Pages 29-42

    Fleming, Ted

  • ‘Freedom Is a Very Fine Thing’: Individual and Collective Forms of Emancipation in Transformative Learning

    Pages 43-57

    Finnegan, Fergal

  • Coming to Grips with Edge-Emotions: The Gateway to Critical Reflection and Transformative Learning

    Pages 59-73

    Mälkki, Kaisu

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19159-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19158-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Perspectives on Transformation Theory
Editors
  • Ted Fleming
  • Alexis Kokkos
  • Fergal Finnegan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19159-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19159-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19158-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 265
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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