Disorienting Dilemmas as a Catalyst for Transformative Learning

Examining Predisorienting Experiences of Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs
  • Anna Laros
Part of the International Issues in adult Education book series (ADUL)


Disorienting dilemmas are commonly seen as an integral part of transformative learning. Within Mezirow’s model of an ideal-typical learning process, a disorienting dilemma represents the initiation of a transformative learning experience usually denoting a life crisis that triggers a questioning of assumptions, resulting in transformed beliefs (Taylor, 2000).


Learning Phase Migration Background Preparation Phase Woman Entrepreneur Transformative Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Laros
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  1. 1.Pädagogische Hochschule Fachhochschule NordwestschweizSwitzerland

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