Final theorist paper (1)

Final theorist paper (1) - The Four Changes of Learning The...

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The Four Changes of Learning The constructivist our group decided to pick for this project was David A. Kolb. Kolb, who was born in 1939, is still currently a distinguished Professor of Organizational Development at Case Western Reserve University and has many varying degrees to his name. He has many interests that integrate the business and education worlds, but is most known for his contributions to thinking about organizational behavior, as well as experiential learning. Experiential learning is what has made him so prominent in the educational world and his process is still debated and discussed in today’s society. He believed that “‘Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience’” and used that belief in implementing the four cycles in his experiential learning cycle theory (McLeod). He believed that in order for students to acquire knowledge they had to go through the four steps of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. He did not, however, believe that these four steps had to all occur in the same classroom or at the same time for that matter. He believed that a wide range of experiences is what allowed students to transform details into knowledge and that this could happen and be applied at any point in time.
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  • Spring '13
  • Fisher
  • David A. Kolb, experiential learning cycle

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