Kolb experimental learning cycle
Dixon (1999) stated that Kolb proposed a cycle through which individual learning progresses (see figure 1.0) the cycle begins when each experiences the world through our senses. Kolb calls this step ‘concrete experience’, to indicate that he does not mean the vicarious experience we have through books or plays but a real world experience. Example of concrete experience could be as varied as sitting through a boring meeting or suffering the distress of losing job. Kolb suggest that to learn from our experience we most engage in a second step of consciously reflecting on what has occurred in the actual experience. Reflection is selective as we saw earlier, ...view middle of the document...
Family is a very important influence during the learning process of individuals. The view your parents have towards education will influence how hard you work and how important education is to you. As your growing up you learn many things from your parents such as norms and values. If your parents do not think education is important and don't have jobs then you may think the same. Your own learning environment is also very important during learning. If you live in a noisy, untidy environment this might make it very hard to concentrate which will affect the quality of the work you produce.
Friends you make at school will majorly influence how well you learn and how willing you are to learn. If your group of friends study hard and listen in class and also get good grades from doing so, you are very likely to do the same things. Whereas if your group of peers produce untidy work, are rebellious against school, staff and other pupils and form subcultures with other pupils of the same nature then you will follow in their footsteps.
Your schools environment and its teachers can influence your learning processes in a big way. Classrooms need to be organised, tidy and bright to give pupils inspiration and energy for the lesson. Teachers should give encouragement and stability to the pupil and the pupil should also be able to trust them. They should also keep a good balance between...