Jack Mezirow’s Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning

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Book Review: Mezirow’s Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning
Jack Mezirow’s seminal book, Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning has been the catalyst for a great shift in the perspectives surrounding adult educational theory over the past two decades.  His theory imbricates a number of different intellectual methodologies and fuses them together within his own, cogent structure.  Transformation theory breaks from the past in that it is designed to focus on meaning specifically.  How we interpret meaning, understand meaning, and how meaning is a malleable thing open to change (Mezirow 1991, xii).  This paper is an in depth book review that will touch on a number of aspects involving Mezirow’s transformative theory.
What are the...
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.....ich represents something, symbols stand place of something.  A subtle, yet important difference. 
Signifier - One of the two basic units of linguistic understanding according to linguistic structuralism.  A signifier is a sign which represents an object, i.e. the signified.
Signified - One of the two basic units of linguistic understanding according to linguistic structuralism.  It is what is being represented by the arbitrary signifier.
Memory - The collection, recollection, and storage of meanings. The sum of learning.   Theories about how memory works vary greatly. 
 
Bibliography
Mezirow, J. (1991). Transformative dimensions of adult learning. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.
Morgan, M. (2004). Mutant message down under. New York, Perennial.