Transformative Learning

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Quest for Knowledge Transformative Learning; quest for knowledge Jessica J. Clifton Training and Development Professor Steve Jones June 6, 2010 Abstract
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King Solomon, “excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom" according to the Bible. The son of King David and Bathsheba, Solomon ruled Israel from about 960 to 922 B.C. and built a magnificent temple in Jerusalem which housed the Ark of the Covenant. When the Queen of Sheba met King Solomon the bible states that she asked of him all that she had on her heart to learn and nothing was hidden from his knowledge. In that famous meeting, after observing his wealth and wisdom, the Queen showered him with gifts. Solomon is historically credited with authoring the Bible's Song of Songs and book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon's wisdom is usually recalled in a famous incident in which two women came before him with a baby, each claiming to be the mother. Solomon ordered the child be cut in half, and by observing each woman's reaction determined the true mother. How and why people search to acquire knowledge and learn new skills has been the lifelong work of Jack Mezirow. Jack Mezirow is retired Professor of Adult and Continuing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. At Columbia University he established and directed a pioneering doctoral program in transformative learning, Adult Education Guided
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Quest for Knowledge Independent Study. Mezirow's research in adult learning and education over the past two decades he has worked on an evolving Transformation Theory that attempts to delineate generic dimensions and processes of learning and its implications for educators of adults. His work has initiated a transformative learning movement in adult education. Mezirow defines learning as a meaning making activity: "Learning is understood as the
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