Specifically, travel sports can help kids get to a high level in athletics one day. Research explains how someone’s child could be playing at a very high level one day. If their kid plays for somewhere like Sweden or England, it can help them learn that country’s culture, which would have an influence on their kid. It will make them look at the fact that there is more to the world than just what they grew up with. There are not many programs that can say that (“3 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Travel Sports”).
Suratman (2013) found that informal learning activities are more or less are enhancing job satisfaction. Informal learning is one of learning that aid team building and empowered the team member (Marsick et al., 2000). According to Yang and Lu (2001), informal learning is the essential determinant of individual performance. According to Hoekstra and Korthagen (2011), teacher those involved in informal learning are enhancing experience during the learning
“Experiential learning is an integration and alteration of thinking and doing” (Mullins and Christy, 2010). Kolb believes focusing and reflecting on concrete experiences is essential. He constructed a four-stage cycle involving four flexible learning modes which were Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, and Active Experimentation. Following this he also identified four learning style groups based on the four learning modes which were Divergers, Assimilators, Convergers and Accommodators (Hong et al 2007). Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle is very cleverly designed, it is a one way system where one can enter at any stage but must follow in sequence.
As children, we are naturally tuned to learning informally. In our formative years, it is Informal learning that keeps us revved, mentally active and helps us appreciate as new vistas of knowledge unfold. Having this hunger for learning and investing time on this keeps us ahead of the curve (in life and particularly at work). Let us see what specific benefits Informal learning brings in for the learners: 1. You can begin without any significant learning plan.
themselves learn to gain more knowledge. When the learner gains more knowledge in the process of independent learning this would boost the learner’s confidence. Independent learning forces students to deal with both their strengths and weaknesses through the educational process. Students tend to analyze themselves during the learning process and is able to identify their positive skills and work to improve on their negative skills. Independent learning is mainly about self-direction which is a very important benefit to the learner as he or she has the freedom to choose what subject they want to study and the resources they would use to learn.
Experiential learning, broadly, is any learning that supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems or situations where the instructor leads and encourage learning. The classroom, laboratory, or studio can serve as a setting for experiential learning through embedded activities such as case and problem-based studies, guided inquiry, simulations, experiments, or art projects (Wurdinger & Carl-son, 2010). Experiential learning helps the student to learn the skills they need for real-world success, also this will motivate students and support them to be a self-directed and life-long learner. Based on Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning, students experience the flow of experience, reflection,
The Educational Value of Field Trips: My Experience As a student in high school, I participated in a number of field trips meant to supplement my classroom experience, expand my horizons, and give me a new perspective on the world. Most of the time, these trips resulted only in my gratitude at being released from the confines of the classroom for a while. However, during my freshman year, as a part of the curriculum for an elective course called Holocaust Literature, I participated in a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC that truly did change my world view. A field trip is usually something eagerly anticipated by students, simply for the sake of adding variety to the students’ day. The educational goals are rarely considered to be very important from the students’ point of view, although some field trips do achieve those goals.
CHAPTER 2 Literature Review The literature review involves the theoretical frameworks of experiential learning as presented in terms of learning style. The contents of this chapter is presented in on four stages; Concrete Experience: the learner will use experience in the past to connect with new learning, Reflective Observation: of the new experience of particular importance are any inconsistencies between experience and understanding, Abstract Conceptualization: Reflection gives rise to a new idea, or a modification of an existing abstract concept, and Active Experimentation: in term of applying the knowledge
While age determines the depth of the curriculum, field trips benefit students of all ages. A common example is in a science classroom: if kindergarteners and 10th graders are both learning about science, the 10th graders learn to a greater extent. Kathryn Kattz took her kindergarten students on a field trip in the prairie grass (Kattz). The students walked and observed the grass, while an adult made a record of what they saw (Kattz). Exposure to scientific observations and theories readied the students for future learning.