David Kolb's Experiential Learning Model

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David Kolb's theory on experiential learning Model (ELM), shows the four stages of the learning cycle such as : (1) Concrete experience (doing/having an experience) (2) Reflective Observation (reviewing/reflecting on the experience (3) Abstract conceptualization (concluding/learning from the experience) and (4) Active Experimentation (planning/trying out what have been learned), of which, a combination of two variable could come up with a learning style, i.e. (a) Diverging (combination of Concrete Experience and Reflective Observation; (b) Assimilating (combination of Reflective Observation and Abstract Conceptualization (c) Converging (combination Of Abstract Conceptualization and Active Experimentation (d) Accommodating (combination…show more content…
There were instances that I prefer the use of only two styles for me to better grasp the information given.

Study Techniques that work for me Study Techniques that do not work for me
Accommodating – it was helpful for me to get information from others (by working in group)

Diverging – I perform better in situations that require ideas generation like brainstorming. I prefer to work in a group to listen and to receive feedback. Converging – I’m not good in finding practical uses for ideas and themes, nor, attracted to technical tasks and problems

Assimilating – Exploring analytical models is not my preference.

Techniques that I will use this term:
1. Accommodating
This was proven to be effective for me based on my characteristic as a person.

2. Diverging Considering this is almost the same style as accommodating, this will also be an effective style to use for this
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Blocks of study time and breaks
- Set a calendar to have a better picture of the semester
- Schedule fixed commitments such as tutorial classes
- Block out time for papers, reports, readings, scheduled exams, presentations
- Mark in other non-study activities that are important but are lower priority items
- Schedule time to relax, to rest and refresh
- Make a weekly schedule for a more detailed level
- Make a to-do-list to serve as a reminder. At the end of the day, review what has been completed and prepare the next day’s schedule.
- Place blocks of time when I am most productive. I am a day person
2. Dedicated study spaces
- Determine a place where you can concentrate in your studies (free from distraction that your friends/hobbies can bring)

3. Weekly reviews

- Define a day in a week where you can review your calendar, your assignments, notes and reminded of your deadlines/exams.

4. Prioritize your assignment

- Begin with the most difficult subject. You are still fresh and have more energy to deal with it at your
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