Transformative Learning Theory: Connections with Christian Adult Education

From: Volume 10, Issue 2: Fall 2013, Transformational Teaching and Learning Pages 424-431


This article explores Transformative Learning Theory, primarily as asserted by Jack Mezirow, and highlights its relevance for the field of Christian education. The theory’s core elements of experience, critical reflection, corporate discourse, authentic relationships, and change identify significant building blocks of effective adult discipleship.

Key Words: transformative learning, disorienting dilemma, critical reflection, corporate discourse



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