Course Requirement for
Deed 600: Advanced Studies of the Developmental Learner
Dr. Reubenson Wanjohi
October 18, 2015
Kolb’s learning style was developed in the early 1970’s by David A. Kolb and his associate Roger Fry. Kolb wanted to find out the process behind making sense of concrete experiences, along with the types of learning that goes with it. It is said the he models his work after Piaget, Dewey, and Lewin. Kolb’s profession was the study of organizational behavior. He is well known for his experimental learning contributions to his area of study and thinking. Kolb & Fry created the famous model based on the following four elements: concrete experience, observational …show more content…
K. 2001, 2010) (Jonassen & Grabowski, 1993):
1. Learning is best conceived as a process, rather than in terms of outcomes.
2. Learning is a continuous process grounded in experience.
3. The process of learning requires the resolution of conflicts between dialectically opposed offers.
4. Learning is a holistic process of adaption to the world.
5. Learning involves transactions between the individual and the environment.
6. Learning is the process of creating knowledge (Kolb, 1984 …show more content…
Also, individuals can be helped to learn more effectively by the identification of their lesser preferred learning styles and the strengthening of these through the application of the experiential learning cycle (McLeod, S. A. 2013). When working with developmental education students, I plan to use this method to possibly bring out my students abilities from each stage of Kolb’s experiential learning cycle because almost everyone needs some kind of push to ignite learning,
In conclusion, as we all know learning is based on various circumstances from life’s experiences to heredity. As I engaged in each model, I was able to relate personally in some way rather it was in my own life experiences or through my students. I believe this model could be expanded upon in my own practical world. I plan to take some concepts from this learning style and apply it to my every day perception of best