Title: The Facilitation of the Life-World Transformation
Authors: Wildemeersch, Danny ×
Leirman, Walter #
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Sage Publications
Series Title: Adult Education Quarterly vol:39 issue:1 pages:19-30
Abstract: This article contributes to the theoretical discussions about 'perspective transformation'(Mezirow, 1978). Referring to the continental tradition, the concept of life-world is introduced. This concept clarifies the interrelatedness of the action, reflection, person, and context dimensions of socialization processes and adult learning. Transformation of the life-world is analyzed. Three developmental stages are distinguished: the self-evident, threatened, and transformed life-world. The importance of this transformation in relation to adult education is explored and the developmental stages related to the task, relation, and growth-dimensions of educational processes. This results in a framework that clarifies both the theory and practice of adult education.
ISSN: 0741-7136
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Participation (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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