A New Model of Adult Transformative Learning: Contextualizing Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) Theory

Stephen R. White


In 1978, Jack Mezirow divulged the theory of adult transformative learning. For over thirty-years, transformative learning theory has inspired a considerable amount of empirical research and theoretical musing. The primary focus of this research has been exploring ways to expand the transformative learning process in adult education. The objective of this study is to extend the theoretical exploration of transformative learning by advocating a new model of the transformative learning process that contextualizes empirical research findings of neurologists, cognitive scientists and psychologists that is being termed here collectively as spiritual intelligence (SQ) theory.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/wjer.v1n1p1


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