Transformative Learning Meets Bildung

An International Exchange

  • Anna Laros
  • Thomas Fuhr
  • Edward W. Taylor

Part of the International Issues in adult Education book series (ADUL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview on Bildung and Transformative Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Fuhr
      Pages 3-15
    3. Edward W. Taylor
      Pages 17-29
  3. Transformative Learning and Transformative Bildung

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Hans-Christoph Koller
      Pages 33-42
    3. Thomas Neubauer, Annika Lehmann
      Pages 57-69
  4. Crisis and Continuity

  5. Theoretical Approaches to Bildung and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Rene V. Arcilla
      Pages 119-126
    3. Giuseppina D’Addelfio
      Pages 127-140
    4. Saskia Eschenbacher
      Pages 141-152
  6. The Role of the Other in Bildung and Transformative Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Elizabeth A. Lange, Barbara Solarz
      Pages 191-203
    3. Olutoyin Mejiuni
      Pages 205-216
    4. Linden West
      Pages 217-231
  7. Transformative Learning and Bildung in Times of Lifelong Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Amanda Benjamin, Sarah B. Crymble
      Pages 247-258
  8. Fostering Transformative Learning and Bildung

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Rolf Arnold, Thomas Prescher
      Pages 281-294
    3. Antonio Bellingreri
      Pages 295-303
    4. Maria Vinciguerra
      Pages 353-362
    5. Thomas Fuhr, Anna Laros, Edward W. Taylor
      Pages 363-384
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 385-399

About this book


This edited volume sets the groundwork for a dialogue between transformative learning and continental theories of Bildung in adulthood. Both theoretical frameworks bring meaning to the complex learning process of individuals as they develop a more critical worldview. In this volume, a variety of authors from different countries and theoretical backgrounds offer new understandings about Bildung and transformative learning through discussion of theoretical analyses, educational practices, and empirical research. As a result, readers gain greater insight into these theories and related implications for teaching for change. From the various chapters an exciting relationship between both theories begins to emerge and provides impetus for greater discussion and further research about two important theories of change in the field of adult education.


Transformative Learning Learning in Adulthood Adult Education Bildung Lifelong Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Laros
    • 1
  • Thomas Fuhr
    • 2
  • Edward W. Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  2. 2.Freiburg University of EducationGermany
  3. 3.Penn State University – HarrisburgUSA

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