Understanding adult learning motivations must be grounded in the understanding of adult learning theory. The doctoral theses I write are called Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs). The first 30 pages represent the theoretical underpinnings that support or discredit current practices. A minimum 15 resource bibliography of current practices written in the past five years is then required followed by a 20-25 page literature essay that connects the theory and practice. Following that is a proposed experiment, case study, or research project … [Read More]
This may sound like it is something relevant only to academic curriculum and settings. It’s not! Adults, whether in at work learning on the job, in professional learning, or in school, experience emotional fears.
As an adult educator, it’s a constant focus to implement self awareness techniques and future oriented strategies for motivating adult learners. However, as a typical human, it’s easy to make one self exempt from “the message”. Implemented personal kanban has really improved my personal abilities for self-reflection, and as such, immediately see the connection point between my small triumphs this quarter that directly apply to my big picture goals. It is good to feel the results of my own efforts … [Read More]
It is often assumed that the purpose of the online discussion forum is to replace the interaction available in face to face learning environments, but Levine (2007) suggests that it provides constructivist learning and community development that is not necessarily present in onsite learning. The connection between constructivism and community development is the construction of knowledge through collaboration. While this is a higher level of learning than the lower taxonomies of acquiring and understanding, it also provides a higher responsibility … [Read More]
While the flow provided by Kanban is something that provides advantage to any process, implementing it in a command and control environment poses challenges due to superiors requiring proof of effectiveness before implementation. Additionally, the concept of flow that can be visualised in a variety of ways can be difficult to grasp for more traditional minds.
The best uses for qualitative research inquiries has been a point of discussion during my research forum this quarter at Walden University. However, I felt this particular discussion was extremely relevant to how we should operate our every day learning in business or personal.
There are essential characteristics of experiential learning to note based on the observations of the Lewinian Model of Action Research, Dewey’s Model of Learning, and Piaget’s Model of Cognitive Development. All of these models have similar characteristics that result in the following conclusions presented by Kolb (1984):