Transformative career development learning: building capacity for self-determination

McIlveen, Peter (2012) Transformative career development learning: building capacity for self-determination. In: Constructing capacities: building capabilities through learning and engagement. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 144-159. ISBN 1-4438-4179-X


With regard to a philosophical vision of learning as growth (Dewey, 1916), as the development of self and society through learning, this chapter explores career development learning through the conceptual prism of precepts drawn from of adult learning theories, andragogy (Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 2005) and transformative learning (Mezirow, 2000). Three precepts of adult learning theory are considered with a view toward convergence with the theory and practices of career development learning: (a) perspective transformation, (b) readiness to learn, and (c) self-determined learning. This chapter serves as a foundation to the project of a theoretical synthesis of the disciplines, with the concomitant aim of producing an obverse nexus of the three precepts: namely, transformative career development learning and its capacity for (a) transformation through perspective, (b) learning for readiness, and (c) learning for self-determination.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 8. c. Cambridge Scholars 2012.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 05:04
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 06:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: career development learning, self determined learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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