• Alexis Kokkos
  • Ted Fleming
  • Fergal Finnegan


This Chapter introduces the objectives of the collection which includes identifying a European perspective on Mezirow’s theory of transformative learning. The structure of the collection and the contributing authors are introduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis Kokkos
    • 1
  • Ted Fleming
    • 2
  • Fergal Finnegan
    • 3
  1. 1.Hellenic Open UniversityAthensGreece
  2. 2.Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.The Department of Adult and Community EducationMaynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland

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