Transformative Learning theory Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Transformative Learning theory
An overview of Jack Mezirow's theory of transformative learning.
# 73342 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Education (Theory) , English (Comparison) , Education (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper looks at the transformative learning theory of Jack Mezirow, and an alternative perspective on the theory by Robert Boyd. It looks at the transformative learning process and how it is thought to work by examining the transformative process in changing a person's perspective of the world.

From the Paper:

"Transformative learning theory, developed by Jack Mezirow, states that learning occurs through autonomous thinking and that the centrality of experience, critical thinking and rational discourse, are three common themes in transformative learning. Transformative learning theory was developed by Mezirow and, although he is the major developer of the theory, other perspectives on the theory have emerged based on the work of Robert Boyd. Mezirow's theory developed into a comprehensive and complex description of how learners construe, validate and reformulate the meaning of their experience."

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

Transformative Learning theory (2005, December 01) Retrieved April 20, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Transformative Learning theory" 01 December 2005. Web. 20 April. 2021. <>