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Rationality and emotions in transformative learning theory : A neurobiological perspective

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Transformative learning as explained by Mezirow has been criticized as a process that is too rationally driven and minimizes the role of emotions and feelings. This paper further substantiates this criticism by exploring the emotional nature of rationality from the field of neurobiology, by offering a physiological explanation of the interdependent relationship of emotion and reason. Furthermore, these findings encourage the promotion of emotional literacy in the practice of fostering transformative learning.

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Rationality and emotions in transformative learning theory : A neurobiological perspective

Transformative learning as explained by Mezirow has been criticized as a process that is too rationally driven and minimizes the role of emotions and feelings. This paper further substantiates this criticism by exploring the emotional nature of rationality from the field of neurobiology, by offering a physiological explanation of the interdependent relationship of emotion and reason. Furthermore, these findings encourage the promotion of emotional literacy in the practice of fostering transformative learning.