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Transformative learning in online courses


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Scope and method of study. This exploratory research was concerned with looking for evidence of transformative learning in an online Master's program at a major research university. Mezirow's transformative learning theory was used as the theoretical perspective in the study. A survey instrument which was correlated with Mezirow's ten tenets of transformative learning was used to illicit quantitative information in order to discover evidence of transformative learning. In addition, open response questions were used to further ascertain the perspective of students about their online education.

Findings and conclusions. This study found that approximately 39% of the participants showed evidence of transformative learning and that there was a statistically significant association between the number of semesters a participant had been enrolled in the program and the occurrence of that transformative learning.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Adult education;
Continuing education;
Educational software;
Curricula;
Teaching;
Higher education
Classification
0516: Adult education
0516: Continuing education
0710: Educational software
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Distance learning; Online; Transformative learning
Title
Transformative learning in online courses
Author
Wansick, Janet
Number of pages
110
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0664
Source
DAI-A 68/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Hyle, Adrienne
University/institution
Oklahoma State University
University location
United States -- Oklahoma
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3259579
ProQuest document ID
304745932
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304745932
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