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Every field has thought leaders, and so does the study of learning and training, and the development of new perspectives. Learn about the great minds that have shaped our ideas about learning and training.

Michael Polanyi and tacit knowledge By na
Michael Polanyi helped to deepen our appreciation of the contribution of 'tacit knowing' to the generation of new understandings and social and scientific discovery. We briefly explore his relevance to educators. Hits: 241 )

Articles and critiques of David Kolb's theory By Tom Pickles
Many of us engaged in professional learning have a broad understanding of the work of David Kolb. His highly influential book entitled 'Experiential Learning: Experience as the source of learning and development' was first published in 1984 since when his ideas have had a dramatic impact on the design and development of lifelong learning models. Of course, David Kolb's work can be traced back to that famous dictum of Confucius around 450 BC: "Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." This article aims to help you explore the development of experiential learning from its original proposal into some of its current refinements and applications today, using the World Wide Web (the Internet) as a vast reference library. Excellent balanced approach to Kolb's work. Hits: 284 )

David A. Kolb - Experiential Learning By na
David A. Kolb's model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education and lifelong learning. We set out the model, and examine its possibilities and problems. Hits: 270 )

Jerome Bruner and the Process of Education By na
Jerome Bruner has made a profound contribution to our appreciation of the process of education and to the development of curriculum theory. We explore his work and draw out some important lessons for informal educators and those concerned with the practice of lifelong learning. Bruner is relatively unknown within the field of training, and is much more closely linked to education and cognition. Hits: 189 )

bruce w. tuckman - forming,storming, norming and performing in groups By na
Forming, storming, norming and performing - developmental sequence in groups is the common, if perhaps simplistic model of group development, that Bruce Tuckman is best known for. Here more information about the man. Hits: 189 )

Paulo Freire and informal education By na
Perhaps the most influential thinker about education in the late twentieth century, Paulo Freire has been particularly popular with informal educators with his emphasis on dialogue and his concern for the oppressed. Hits: 185 )

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