Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

Victor X. Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 333
ISBN13: 9781522560869|ISBN10: 1522560866|EISBN13: 9781522560876|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6086-9


Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom.

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Activity Theory
  • Adult Education
  • Expansive Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Online Teaching
  • Professional Development
  • Repressive Tolerance

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Victor X. Wang, Dissertation Chair at Grand Canyon University, USA, has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed. Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award and 2016 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Presidential Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link: