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Experimental learning : experience as the source of learning and development

Author: David A Kolb
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs ; London : Prentice-Hall, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Drawing from the intellectual origins of experiential learning in the works of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget, this book describes the process of experiential learning. It also applies  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Kolb
ISBN: 0132952610 9780132952613
OCLC Number: 12468283
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING. 1. Experiential Learning in Higher Education: The Legacy of John Dewey. 2. Experiential Learning in Training and Organization Development: The Contributions of Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget and the Cognitive-Development Tradition of Experiential Learning. 3. Other Contributions to Experiential Learning Theory. II. THE PROCESS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING. 4. Three Models of the Experiential Learning Process. 5. Characteristics of Experiential Learning Summary: A Definition of Learning. III. STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEARNING PROCESS. 6. Process and Structure in Experiential Learning Summary. IV. INDIVIDUALITY IN LEARNING AND THE CONCEPT OF LEARNING STYLES. 7. The Scientific Study of Individuality. 8. Learning Styles: The Learning Style Inventory. 9. Evidence for the Structure of Learning. 10. Characteristics of the Basic Learning Styles. 11. Summary and Conclusion. V. THE STRUCTURE OF KNOWLEDGE. 12. Apprehension vs. Comprehension-A Dual Knowledge Theory. 13. The Dialectics of Apprehension and Comprehension. 14. The Dialectics of apprehension and Comprehension. 15. The Structure of Social Knowledge: World Hypotheses Based on Comprehension. 16. Contextualism and Organicism: The Synthetic World Hypotheses Based on Apprehension. 17. Social Knowledge as Living Systems of Inquiry-The Relation Between the Structure of Knowledge and Fields of Inquiry and Endeavor. VI. THE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THEORY OF DEVELOPMENT. 18. Learning and Development as Transactions. 19. Between Person and Environment. 20. Differentiation and Integration in Development. 21. Unilinear vs. Multilinear Development. 22. The Experiential Learning Theory of Development. 23. Consciousness, Learning, and Development. VII. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION. 24. Specialized Development and the Process of Accentuation. 25. Undergraduate Student Development in a Technological University. 26. Professional Education and Career Adaptation. 27. a Comparative Study of Professional Education in Social Work and Engineering. 28. Managing the Learning Process. 29. Implications for Higher Education. VIII. LIFELONG LEARNING AND INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENT. 30. Adaptive Flexibility and Integrative Development. 31. On Integrity and Integrative Knowledge.
Responsibility: David A. Kolb.


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