Posts Tagged ‘Learning style experiment’
David Kolb, author of “Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development,” says learning styles can be defined by how a child’s learning plays out in class. Kolb’s model divides learning styles into four categories that consider a student’s in-class behavior, as well as his ability to translate education into real-life experience and vice versa.
Those with a converger learning style experiment and apply information. The convergence is between theoretical information and practical experience.
For example, a converger student learning about different learning styles might break down a classroom roster into convergers, divergers, assimilators and accommodators and theoretically consider how a group of all convergers might operate compared to a group of all divergers, or a mixed group of divergers and assimilators compared to a group of convergers and accommodators.
Divergers tend to reflect on their own observations to develop an understanding of alternative or competing perspectives. Divergers balance, compare and contrast their observations and interpretations against the observations and interpretations of others; the divergence is between differing viewpoints.
For example, a diverger student learning about different learning styles might consider the learning styles of her classmates in attempt to see how her style differs from them.
Assimilators conceptualize abstract ideas in an attempt to formulate theoretical models. Assimilators analyze and reflect on practical affairs in an attempt to parse out a theoretical framework by which to analyze and explain those affairs.
For example, an assimilator student learning about different learning styles might conduct a case study of an individual student’s behavior in an attempt to determine what learning style that student shows.
Accommodators consider theory’s application to reality and actively attempt to create practical models based on theoretical considerations.
For example, an accommodator student learning about different learning styles might break down a classroom roster into convergers, divergers, assimilators and accommodators and try to create study groups in which each type of learning style is represented.