ADULT EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION - A FOCUS ON TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN UNIVERSITIES

Authors

  • Natassa Raikou Teaching staff, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
  • Thanassis Karalis Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.

Keywords:

adult education, higher education, transformative learning, critical reflection, teaching methods

Abstract

This paper refers to the role of critical thinking in higher education. Scholars claim that enhancing reflective processes should be the benchmark of student education, combining professional preparation with the development of the ability to think critically. According to this thought we argue that adult education and higher education have many common points of interest. Therefore, it would be very useful if specific adult education techniques could be applied in universities. An implementation performed in University of Patras of a contemporary method from adult education field supports this idea. We argue that the application of methods such as “Transformative Learning through Aesthetic Experience” is effective within the students education framework and cultivate critical thinking.

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Published

15-04-2016

How to Cite

Natassa Raikou, & Thanassis Karalis. (2016). ADULT EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION - A FOCUS ON TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN UNIVERSITIES. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 2(4). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/197