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Compton, David A.; Compton, Cynthia M. – Adult Learning, 2017
The authors describe an intensive graduate program involving compressed classroom preparation followed by a period of experiential activities designed to reinforce and enhance the knowledge base. Beginning with a brief review of the andragogical issues, they describe methods undertaken to track learning styles via the Kolb Learning Styles…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Cognitive Style, Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning
Dedic, Velimir; Markovic, Suzana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Implementing Web-based educational environment requires not only developing appropriate architectures, but also incorporating human factors considerations. User interface becomes the major channel to convey information in e-learning context: a well-designed and friendly enough interface is thus the key element in helping users to get the best…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Science Education, Programming, Correlation
Lamm, Alexa J.; Cannon, Karen J.; Roberts, T. Grady; Irani, Tracy A.; Snyder, Lori J. Unruh; Brendemuhl, Joel; Rodriguez, Mary T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Experiential learning techniques have been used in agricultural education programs for decades. An essential part of this experiential learning process is reflection. Kolb (1984) stated "knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it" (p. 41) in a process that involves using reflection. Few researchers…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Education, Reflection
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Peterson, Kay; DeCato, Lisa; Kolb, David A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
This article introduces ways in which movement can enhance one's understanding of how to learn using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) concepts of the Learning Cycle, Learning Styles, and Learning Flexibility. The theoretical correspondence between the dialectic dimensions of the Learning Cycle and the dimensions of the Laban Movement Analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Experiential Learning, Motion, Cognitive Style
Deever, Walter Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
More than half of adults in the USA have quantitative literacy ratings at or below a basic level. This lack of literacy often becomes a barrier to employability. To overcome this barrier, adults are returning to college to improve their quantitative skills and complete an undergraduate education, often through an accelerated degree program. A…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Workshops
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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
Roberts, Larry N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With more adults seeking unique and meaningful learning experiences in both recreational and professional arenas, informal learning institutions, such as museums, zoos, and botanical gardens are a natural source. Informal learning opportunities are the business of these institutions; moreover, a goal in education mission statements of many of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Informal Education, Museums
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Yildirim, Nail – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This research tests the effectiveness of taking learning style variables from the Kolb learning model in designing strategic planning seminars. We observe in our research that the participants in the seminar--school principals--positively judge the effectiveness of the seminar. The research also tests the seminar's effectiveness in terms of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Cognitive Style, Seminars
Spear Ellinwood, Karen Courtenay – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores the web-navigation practices of adult learners in higher education and re-conceptualizes the concept of the organizing circumstance of self-managed learning, originated by Spear and Mocker (1984). The theoretical framework draws on funds of knowledge theory from a cultural historical perspective and elaborates a Vygotskian…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Experience, Internet
Grossi, Roberta – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The way training is delivered in a corporate environment has a tremendous effect on its results. This study investigated the role of culture in the learning styles of adult French and American learners working in an international corporate setting. The assumption was that Americans prefer to learn from action-oriented methods and are more…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Hypothesis Testing, Adult Learning
Aden, Lori Ann Parsley – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Although the field of distance education is growing, according to research, most online courses only use text-based instructional strategies instead of incorporating various instructional strategies to match differing learning styles. Furthermore, studies of learning styles in online professional development courses are limited. Using a…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Experimental Groups, Cognitive Style, Prior Learning
Putman, Paul G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Adult learners can develop leadership skills and competencies such as conflict management and negotiation skills. Virtual simulations are among the emerging new technologies available to adult educators and trainers to help adults develop various leadership competencies. This study explored the impact of conflict management tactics as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Cognitive Style, Computer Simulation, Adult Students
Hernandez, Julie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship existed between learning styles and course completion of students in an online continuing education Program. A quantitative analysis was conducted of the learning styles and completion rates of 34 enrollees in the University of California at Davis Winemaking…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Continuing Education
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Bergsteiner, Harald; Avery, Gayle C.; Neumann, Ruth – Studies in Continuing Education, 2010
Kolb's experiential learning theory has been widely influential in adult learning. The theory and associated instruments continue to be criticized, but rarely is the graphical model itself examined. This is significant because models can aid scientific understanding and progress, as well as theory development and research. Applying accepted…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Models
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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
The aim of this research is to systematically categorize terms describing the means used by talented individuals to develop and maintain their skills in relation to nine talents. One hundred and fourteen participants provided terms describing the acquisition and maintenance of talent in reference to nine talents, during a structured interview. The…
Descriptors: Talent, Ability, Interviews, Gender Differences