For me to have a successful learning experience, I opt to heed Kolb’s ideas on learning every time I post in my e-journal.
“Learning only occurs when a learner is able to execute all four stages of the Four Stage Experiential Learning Cycle model”, (Kolb, 1975).
- Concrete Experience – I will gather as much new information from my teacher and classmates in our fora.
- Reflective Observation – I will reflect on our discussions and try to find their link to my personal experiences.
- Abstract Conceptualization – Through analysis of thoughts shared in the discussions, I may modify past ideas that may need correction or I may gather fresh insights about becoming a more effective learner/ teacher.
- Active Experimentation – I may apply what I have learned and see the results