Kolb 's Learning Cycle Analysis Essay
Kolb’s Learning Cycle includes concrete experience (having an experience), reflective observation (reflecting on the experience), abstract conceptualisation (concluding and learning from the experience) and, active experimentation (creating an action plan). ((Kolb’s Learning Cycle) n.d.) I have chosen Kolb’s learning cycle for this reflection as I believe it to be the most suitable model for the nature of the reflection as it includes chance to create an action plan for the future. Also, Tuckman’s group theory and Belbin’s team roles can be incorporated.
((Kolb’s Learning Cycle) n.d.)
Within this reflection, I shall also be relating Tuckman’s group theory to the experience. Tuckman’s group theory describes five development stages which are presented within a period of team work; forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. ((Team Development Stages) n.d.) According to Tuckman, a group has not functioned and worked together effectively if all four stages of group development have not been completed. (Bonebright, 2010)
I shall also be recognising my own role within the team relating to Belbin’s team roles. Belbin’s team roles describe nine behaviours in which individual’s display whilst working in a team; resource investigator, team worker, co-ordinator, plant, monitor evaluator, specialist, shaper, implementer and, completer finisher. (Belbin Associates, 2015) I shall be reflecting on an experience during EBL (Enquiry-based learning)…