Moving Transfer to Transformative Learning: A Curriculum Model for Adult Educators in Open Distance Learning (ODL)

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  • Esther Njiro

Abstract

This article reviews the literature on theories of adult learning particularly transfer and transformative learning and how they inform a model curriculum for adult educators in open distance learning (ODL). On-line instructions have to change from the habitual teacher-based to more inclusive and integrating transformative learner-centred learning designs. Continuous professional development of educators of adults needs to be transformative if they are to measure up to growing demand for adult education. Currently the adult educators are not receiving relevant training for deep learning and change. With the rapid pace of technology in the fast-paced knowledge economy self-directed transformative learning must inform curriculum. Adult educators need proactive institutional contexts that stimulate them to deep learning.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n3p479

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2014-05-02

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Njiro, E. (2014). Moving Transfer to Transformative Learning: A Curriculum Model for Adult Educators in Open Distance Learning (ODL). Journal of Educational and Social Research, 4(3), 479. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/2751

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