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Briefly explain the transformative learning theory in adult education.

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Transformative learning theory is a fascinating theory in which adults are said to learn via what is sometimes referred to as deep learning. It "attempts to explain how adults make meaning from their lived experiences" (Hansman & Mott, 2010, p. 17). For quite some time, adult learning focused on transactional learning where learners "memorized" facts. In transformational learning, however, there lies a focus on life application and the influence of that information on the adults learning process. According to Kucukaydin and Cranton (2013), transformative learning looks at what means are required for adults to identify, assess, and evaluate sources of information.

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