Journal: PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning Author: Julia Phillipi Publication Date: Jan 2000 Volume Number: 19 Issue: 0 Page Numbers: 39-54
Description: Changing health behaviors and improving health outcomes are a priority in healthcare. However, the format of healthcare may not resonant with adult learn-ers. Transformative learning theory, as outlined by Mezirow, suggests adult learn-ing is spurred by a disorienting dilemma. Adults then use critical reflection and discourse prior to implementing new learning. Healthcare incited transformative learning has not been explored. This article explores the use of transformative learning principles in healthcare settings. Discourse and critical reflection are often absent from the moment of healthcare but group models show promise in meeting adult learning needs and encouraging positive behaviors.
Support links: Transformative Learning in Healthcare