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The Palgrave Handbook of Learning for Transformation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Advances a multidisciplinary theory of transformative learning which is inclusive to numerous perspectives

  • Sheds light onto the dynamic interactions between individual and collective transformations

  • Features diverse voices from seasoned practitioners, emerging researchers, and skilled scholars

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Table of contents (51 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Provocation 1: The Many Turns of Transformation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. The Transformation of the Reader

      • Effrosyni Kostara
      Pages 75-89
    3. A Practice-Based View of Transformative Learning: An Exploratory Study on the Practical Creativity

      • Alessandra Romano, Francesca Bracci, Victoria J. Marsick
      Pages 109-128
    4. One of the Doors: Exploring Contemplative Practices for Transformative Sustainability Education

      • Heather Burns, Nora Stoelting, Julie Wilcox, Chantal Krystiniak
      Pages 129-146
    5. Transformative Learning and Black Spirituality

      • Maureen Ann Miller, Karen E. Watkins
      Pages 147-163
    6. Transformative Learning and Sociomateriality

      • Claudio Melacarne, Loretta Fabbri
      Pages 165-180
    7. Washing the Dead Bed, from Poem to Digital Story

      • Janet Ferguson, Massimo Lambert
      Pages 217-239
  3. Provocation 2: Generating Conditions for Transformation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255

About this book

This handbook offers an expanded discourse on transformative learning by making the turn into new passageways to explore the phenomenon of transformation. It curates diverse discourses, knowledges and practices of transformation, in ways that both includes and departs from the adult learning mainstay of transformative learning and adult education. 

The purpose of this handbook is not to resolve or unify a theory of transformation and all the disciplinary contributions that clearly promote a living concept of transformation. Instead, the intent is to catalyze a more complex and deeper inquiry into the “Why of transformation.” Each discipline, culture, ethics and practice has its own specialized care and reasons for paying attention to transformation. How can scholars, practitioners, and active members of discourses on transformative learning make a difference? How can they foster and create conditions that allow us to move on to other, unaddressed or understudied questions? To answer these questions, the editors and their authors  employ the metaphor of the many turns into passageways to convey the potential of transformation that may emerge from the many connecting passageways between, for instance, people and society, theory and practice, knowledge created by diverse disciplines and fields/professions, individual and collective transformations, and individual and social action.

Keywords

  • Adult learning
  • lifelong learning
  • transformative learning
  • transformation
  • Transformative practices
  • social change
  • organizational change

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Georgia, Athens, USA

    Aliki Nicolaides

  • Adult Learning & Counseling, Akkon University of Applied Sciences for Human Sciences, Berlin, Germany

    Saskia Eschenbacher

  • University of Canberra, Bruce, Australia

    Petra T. Buergelt

  • SLD Consulting, Port Coquitlam, Canada

    Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, USA

    Marguerite Welch

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

    Mitsunori Misawa

About the editors

Aliki Nicolaides is Associate Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership at the University of Georgia, USA.

Saskia Eschenbacher is Professor of Adult Learning and Counseling at Akkon University of Applied Human Sciences, Berlin, Germany. 

Petra T. Buergelt is Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia.

Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is a scholar-practitioner in Human & Organization Development with research and professional awards in Canada, UK and the United States. 

Marguerite Welch is Program Director and Faculty for the MA in Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s College of California, USA.

Mitsunori Misawa is  Associate Professor of Adult Learning in the Educational Psychology and Research program, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-84694-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)