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Sep 01, 1981 · Perspective transformation is seen as one of the learning domains and the domain most uniquely adult. The nature and etiology of perspective transformation is elaborated with particular focus on the function of reification and of reflectivity. Implications of a critical theory for self-directed learning and adult education are explored.Cited by: 2329.

For example, critical theory may be of more importance for adult education as a theory of knowledge than as an inspiration for perspective transformation or critical thinking. According to this view, all forms of human understanding are socially constructed in the course of .

(Critical thinkers are able to learn through the reflection of self and one's relationship to the world.) A frequently voiced implication is that adults' education must help them determine what is good because adults can build the world they want through their control of adult experience.Cited by: 1.