Adult Education: Relevant Strategies in the Era of Globalization

Review of the monograph by Lyudmyla Gorbunova (2015) “The Philosophy of Transformative Adult education: University Policies and Practices” [In Ukrainian]

  • Iryna Predborska
Keywords: adult education, educational strategies, transformative adult education, nomadism, complex thinking, transhumanitarity, transversality, transculturality, transcultural competence, transversal competence, liminality


The book is devoted to study of the phenomenon of adult education and its conceptualization based on transdisciplinary approach. It deals with the peculiarities of adult learning, the dynamics of its theoretical articulation. The author has analyzed the philosophical and methodological foundations of the contemporary theory of adult education not only in historical and philosophical context and also in the context of modern cognitive and communicative strategies. L.Gorbunova paid particular attention to transformative adult learning theory as relevant in the era of global transformations. The author for the first time has conducted justification of transformative adult education based on the complexity paradigm, and the projects of transversal and nomadological thinking, concept of transculturality and phenomenology of transcultural liminal experience. Analyzing the adult education in the context of requests for new cognitive and communication strategies L.Gorbunova offers own vision of becoming the didactics of transformative adult education based on rational discourse, critical reflection and in semantic terms of multimodal education. 

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How to Cite
Predborska, I. (2015). Adult Education: Relevant Strategies in the Era of Globalization. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 16(1), 251-257. Retrieved from


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