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Globalization of the economy, the restructuring of the workplace and rapid technical innovation challenge the workplace today to prepare for continuous change and lifelong learning. As a way of reducing social exclusion, alienation, unemployment and the polarization of ‘professional’ and ‘technical’ jobs or trades, it may be valuable to examine how transformative learning theory can maximize motivation, participation, and educational and work opportunities for all (Tuijnman, 1997). Transformative learning is a ‘deeper level’ learning that involves creativity, critical thinking, emotional self-awareness and a change in one’s perspective leading to positive change.

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Critical Thinking Lifelong Learning Adult Education Adult Learning Work Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Magro
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of,WinnipegCanada

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