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Current: 'The New Educational Practice of Coaching, and the New Profession of the Coach'; Transforming Adult Learners’ Experience

The New Educational Practice of Coaching, and the New Profession of the Coach. A Research Article


The article provides a detailed description of coaching as a form of human development and professional activities. The article was written in the midst of developing professional standards of coaching in the Russian Federation.

Transforming Adult Learners' Experience

The author explores innovative learning in corporate context, and introduces several new approaches to adult education.
(1) The concept of objectively new experience in educational process, when no 'right answer' is known. (2) The idea of collective learner. (3) The idea of transformative education in the context of corporate organizational learning, and (5) its general phases: adopting-adapting-transforming-transferring. (6) Paradoxes of adult education that do not fit the traditional educationalist's thinking.
The paradoxes are explored as cognitive gaps, leading to insights about the nature of adult education, and pragmatic shifts in transforming individual and collective experience.