David Kolb's Experiential Learning Model

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David Kolb's theory on experiential learning Model (ELM), shows the four stages of the learning cycle such as : (1) Concrete experience (doing/having an experience) (2) Reflective Observation (reviewing/reflecting on the experience (3) Abstract conceptualization (concluding/learning from the experience) and (4) Active Experimentation (planning/trying out what have been learned), of which, a combination of two variable could come up with a learning style, i.e. (a) Diverging (combination of Concrete Experience and Reflective Observation; (b) Assimilating (combination of Reflective Observation and Abstract Conceptualization (c) Converging (combination Of Abstract Conceptualization and Active Experimentation (d) Accommodating (combination…show more content…
There were instances that I prefer the use of only two styles for me to better grasp the information given. Study Techniques that work for me Study Techniques that do not work for me Accommodating – it was helpful for me to get information from others (by working in group) Diverging – I perform better in situations that require ideas generation like brainstorming. I prefer to work in a group to listen and to receive feedback. Converging – I’m not good in finding practical uses for ideas and themes, nor, attracted to technical tasks and problems Assimilating – Exploring analytical models is not my preference. Techniques that I will use this term: 1. Accommodating This was proven to be effective for me based on my characteristic as a person. 2. Diverging Considering this is almost the same style as accommodating, this will also be an effective style to use for this…show more content…
Blocks of study time and breaks - Set a calendar to have a better picture of the semester - Schedule fixed commitments such as tutorial classes - Block out time for papers, reports, readings, scheduled exams, presentations - Mark in other non-study activities that are important but are lower priority items - Schedule time to relax, to rest and refresh - Make a weekly schedule for a more detailed level - Make a to-do-list to serve as a reminder. At the end of the day, review what has been completed and prepare the next day’s schedule. - Place blocks of time when I am most productive. I am a day person 2. Dedicated study spaces - Determine a place where you can concentrate in your studies (free from distraction that your friends/hobbies can bring) 3. Weekly reviews - Define a day in a week where you can review your calendar, your assignments, notes and reminded of your deadlines/exams. 4. Prioritize your assignment - Begin with the most difficult subject. You are still fresh and have more energy to deal with it at your

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