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A Mentoring Approach: Fostering Transformative Learning in Adult Graduate Education

Language: EN

Posted by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Transformative learning is one of the major theories used throughout the field of adult education. Transformative learning is a theory that emphasizes how adults examine their own assumptions and beliefs with how they make sense of the world in various socio-educational contexts. Adult educators have expressed the importance of developing authentic environments and relationships in higher education that are vital to creating opportunities for transformative learning. There still remains a lack of empirical research and understanding of how adult educators and adult learners collaboratively process transformative learning in graduate education. The purpose of this study was to explore how transformative learning is fostered, promoted, and processed in graduate education. The findings indicated that adult educators and adult learners needed to have a common understanding and reciprocal empathetic mentor-mentee relationship during a transformative learning process. Implications for research and practice are provided for future research in transformative learning.

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Saturday, 1 June, 2019
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Studies and Reports
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