Experiential Learning- Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing”(Wikipedia) . American educational theorist David Kolb published in 1983 his book entitled,  “Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development” and in this book Kolb broke down the experiential learning process into four stages in a…

Week 4 Conversation with my Learning Partner

My learning partner is Jane Lindsay,  and she works as an Employee Development & Training Advisor for Metro Vancouver, which is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Jane provides training for managers and staff, in the areas of human resources, leadership, and safety….

Cognitive Science for Learning- Learning disorders in Adult Learners

Many adult learners may feel some trepidation, maybe even some anxiety, at the thought of taking an online course, or enrolling in a continuing education class at a community college. But for adults living with a learning disorder, these feelings may be much more intense, and in some cases they may exclude them from educational…

Prepapring for Instruction- Motivation- Daniel Pink’s Theory of Drive

Based on the assumption that intrinsic motivation, the type of motivation that comes from within, can produce better results than extrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from an outside source, such as money or other such rewards, Daniel Pink’s  “Theory of Drive” examines the power of “Autonomy, Mastery and  Purpose” and the role they play in…

Creative Commons Licenses

About The Licenses What our licenses do The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of…

Trend in My Field- The Farm-to-Table Movement

While classical cuisine focuses on the chef’s ability to apply complex cooking techniques to ingredients, the Farm-to-Table Movement shifts the focus away from technique, and back to locally sourced, fresh, and simply prepared ingredients. Born in California, where an abundance of high-quality, organic, local produce is available, the Farm to table Movement has grown, and…

Creating a Positive learning Environment- Engaging Students with Humor

Creating a comfortable class climate goes beyond upholstered chairs, desks and air conditioning; the adult learner’s psychological comfort must also be addressed and instructors should create an environment that is based on mutual respect and collaboration. It is possible for an instructor to use humor to engage students, to reduce tension related to tests, and even to help…