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Transformative Learning

, Florida Atlantic University, United States ; , University of New Brunswick, Canada

IJAVET Volume 2, Number 4, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global


The theory of transformative learning has been explored by different theorists and scholars. However, few scholars have made an attempt to make a comparison between transformative learning and Confucianism or between transformative learning and andragogy. The authors of this article address these comparisons to develop new and different insights to guide Web-based teaching and learning. Indeed, as Web-based teaching and learning has become popular in the 21st century, the theory of transformative learning should help Web-based teaching and learning. The authors of this article demonstrate different ways whereby the theory of transformative learning can be used to stimulate critical self-reflection and potentially transformative learning.


Wang, V. & Cranton, P. (2011). Transformative Learning. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2(4), 58-66. IGI Global. Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .



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