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Toward an Applied Theory of Experiential Learning

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Toward an Applied Theory of Experiential Learning

Kolb, D.A. & Fry, R.E. (1975). Toward an applied theory
of experiential learning. In C. Cooper (ed.), Theories
of group processes. N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons.
... Experiential learning involves concrete experience, reflective observation, and abstract conceptualization while engaging in active experimentation that tries out acquired learning. Kolb and Fry (1975) found that experiential learning involves integrating concrete emotional experiences with cognitive processes with resulting tension produced through varied emotional responses to experiences, which in turn go through analysis, labeling, and relabeling. ...
... This step involves the contemplation and preparation stages of change (Prochaska & Prochaska, 2016). The learning processes active during this step include acquisition and specialization (Kolb & Fry, 1975). ...
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What helps a client embrace change? Growth mindset and positive mental health aid psychotherapeutic change. Positive mental health facets aiding change include wellbeing, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, self-control, self-awareness, and spirituality. The literature review examined the formulation, principles, critique, and function of growth mindset construct within contexts of success, talent, neuroscience, trauma, impairment, and each positive mental health facet. The review indicated growth mindset impacts change. The objective involved testing for evidence of associated relationship between growth mindset and positive mental constructs using Pearson's correlation coefficient. Utilization occurred of eight self-rating measures, one each for wellbeing, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, self-control, self-awareness, and spirituality. Growth mindset measures received individual comparison with nine positive mental health measures. The null hypothesis was r ≤ .03. There were nine alternative hypotheses, one per positive mental health measure. The sample size was 148, obtained by internet survey distribution. The result was failure to reject the null hypotheses for all nine alternative hypotheses allowing for the following conclusions: no evidence of associated relationships; growth mindset and positive mental health constructs are meaningful and useful; belief alone does not lead to change effort. Recommended research includes qualitative case studies, quasi-experiment comparisons, development of enhanced measurements, or longitudinal observation. Keywords: growth mindset, fixed mindset, positive mental health, psychotherapeutic change, change beliefs
... However, meaningful and long-lasting alternatives based on a constructivist student-centred approach are required [18]. This view calls for "experiential learning", which is claimed to be more effective than any other form of learning as it enhances the motivation to learn by supporting the active participation of students in the learning process to code and construct learning within their condition and reality [19]. ...
... Experiential learning has been proposed to contribute to students' learning in a meaningful and long-lasting way because of the emphasis on learning-by-doing and experimentation [19]. Learning is considered to naturally occur as part of a continuous meaning-making process through personal and environmental experiences in which students develop interest and recognise relevance in their learning [20]. ...
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... Há uma tradição de pensamento filosófico sobre a importância da práxis como função de repensar e transformar a realidade (MARX; ENGELS, 2007;GRAMSCI, 1978;ARENDT, 2007). Na pedagogia, o conceito de práxis é fundamental, partindo dos estudos de Freire 1 (2009de Freire 1 ( , 2014, Kolb e Fry (1975) 2 e Kolb, Rubin e MacIntyre (1986): a práxis educacional pode ser apresentada como uma forma de pensamento crítico e abarca o ajuste entre reflexão e ação; também pode ser vista como desenvolvimento de ações cognitivas e comportamentais. ...
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... Experiential learning menekankan penerapan gaya belajar Kolb (1975), yang mana belajar merupakan ''sebuah proses yang terintegrasi dengan setiap tahap yang saling mendukung dan memberi manfaat ke proses berikutnya''. Dengan demikian, pembelajaran selalu mengalami proses dari awal hingga akhir secara runtut dan saling berkaitan. ...
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... Another interesting line of research concerning students' characteristics and online learning is the type of learning styles. Kolb and Fry (1975) identified four learning styles: the accommodator, the assimilator, the diverger, and the converger. The accommodators' dominant learning abilities lie in their concrete experience and active experimentation. ...
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