August 15, 2018
Classic Learning Research in Practice – Constructivism – Reflective Practice
August 15, 2018
Classic Learning Research in Practice – Constructivism – Reflective Practice
Lifelong Learning in the Corporate World
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In the Kolb’s learning cycle learners will be motivated more to engage in one of the steps depending on his or her personality type, it is important that students pass trough the complete cycle but that learning allows enough (extra) time to spend in their preferred step of the cycle. The Kolb Learning Cycle is one of the many learning theories  that starts with:

  1. CE – Feeling – Use realistic branching scenarios and simulations
  2. RO – Watching – Analyzing processes and procedures during demonstrations
  3. AC – Thinking- Make students think during an assessment: with a formative assessment strategy that visually highlight the impact of learners’ choices.
  4. AE – Doing – Put Information into context and apply the learning with hands-on tasks

Kolb is a type of Reflective Practice that can also be found back in the Disney Creative Strategy: Dreamer, Realist, Critic.

Reflective Practice will allow your learners to move from Single-Loop to Double-Loop Learning

Single-loop – reflect on and fix the problem at hand

Double-loop – reflect on and fix the system that generates the problem(s)

[A] thermostat that automatically turns on the heat whenever the temperature in a room drops below 68°F is a good example of single-loop learning. A thermostat that could ask, “why am I set to 68°F?” and then explore whether or not some other temperature might more economically achieve the goal of heating the room would be engaged in double-loop learning — Chris Argyris, Teaching Smart People How To Learn

When building an elearning make sure that your learners Dream, Think, Dare and Do, to establish double-loop learning:

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