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Constructivism 4: Experiential Learning Theory

The Four-Stage Experiential Learning Model

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”. ELT attempts to express the holistic nature of the learning process can be described as a learning model in that it attempts to integrate ‘feeling’ and ‘thinking’. Continue Reading

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Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Graphical representation of a mental model or schema

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading