ERIC Number: EJ845461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
The Learning Way: Meta-Cognitive Aspects of Experiential Learning
Kolb, Alice Y.; Kolb, David A.
Simulation & Gaming, v40 n3 p297-327 2009
Contemporary research on meta-cognition has reintroduced conscious experience into psychological research on learning and stimulated a fresh look at classical experiential learning scholars who gave experience a central role in the learning process--William James, John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Carl Rogers, and Paulo Freire. In particular James's contributions are foundational for experiential learning and research on meta-cognition. Research on meta-cognition and the role it plays in the learning process are described. The meta-cognitive model is used to describe how fundamental concepts of experiential learning theory--a learning self-identity, the learning spiral, learning style, and learning spaces--can guide meta-cognitive monitoring and control of learning. Meta-cognitive strategies to help individuals improve their learning effectiveness are outlined. Learners can chart their path on the learning way by developing their meta-cognitive learning capacities, and educators can pave the way by placing learning about learning on the agenda of their educational programs. (Contains 7 figures.)
Descriptors: Metacognition, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Cognitive Style, Self Concept
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