Conclusions, Comparisons and Directions for Future Study

  • Alexis Kokkos
  • Fergal Finnegan
  • Ted Fleming


In this Chapter, through a content analysis of the previous ones, we put forward reflections on the research questions that have been presented in the Introduction: What is the European perspective regarding transformative learning theory and more specifically Mezirow’s view? How is this perspective similar or different to that of our American colleagues? We outline new theoretical perspectives, the relation between theory and educational practice, as well as opportunities for future development of transformative learning that emerge from the previous Chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis Kokkos
    • 1
  • Fergal Finnegan
    • 2
  • Ted Fleming
    • 3
  1. 1.Hellenic Open UniversityAthensGreece
  2. 2.The Department of Adult and Community EducationMaynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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