The transformative potential of adult literacy learning

Hodge, Steven 2007, The transformative potential of adult literacy learning, in Adult Learning and Literacy : Policy and Practice, Adult Learning Australia, [Canberra, A.C.T.], pp. 1-20.

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Title The transformative potential of adult literacy learning
Author(s) Hodge, Steven
Conference name ALA Annual National Conference (47th : 2007 : Cairns, Australia)
Conference location Cairns International Hotel, Cairns, Australia
Conference dates 8 - 10 November 2007
Title of proceedings Adult Learning and Literacy : Policy and Practice
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Adult Learning Australia Conference
Start page 1
End page 20
Publisher Adult Learning Australia
Place of publication [Canberra, A.C.T.]
Summary This paper explores the potential of literacy education to promote transformative learning in adults. Transformative learning theory is a flourishing area of research in adult education, and is concerned with describing and analysing fundamental changes in how adults view themselves and their world. According to the leading theorist of transformative learning, Jack Mezirow, literacy education has unique transformative potential. Although there is little research on this question, the available studies suggest that there is enormous potential for literacy education to act as a catalyst for transformative learning in adults.
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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