Lev Vygotsky's Theory: Adult Learning Theory

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Adult Learning
Theory 1
Urie Bronfenbrenner (1994) Adult Learning
Theory 2
Lev Vygotsky (1978) Adult Learning
Theory 3
David A. Kolb (1984)

1 Theories described This theory looks at the learners’ development within the context of the system of relationships that surrounds the learners’ environments. It describes five levels of external stimulus which are interconnected and interlocked The core theme this theory is the social interaction. They play an important role in the cognitive development of a learner. The learner is scaffolded by the more knowledgeable others and guided to his ZPD. Kolb’s theory deals with the power of learning through experience. Concepts created by reflection of experience followed by active experimentation
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3 Examples in practice Exploring various systems of the learner.
Conscious effort to learn in depth about their culture, roots, and lifestyle; how it affects their knowledge and way of learning.
Explore balance of school, work Social interactions with more knowledgeable other (MKO).
A struggling student was partnered with a more confident and knowledgeable student. Self-reflection-analysis and evaluation.
Learners to reflect on their own videos of presentations and give feedback to self- action plans for the next presentation-active experimentation.
4 Educational Facilitation Practice implications i.e. in what way does the impacting factors/issues optimizes and/or accelerate learning
Factor/issue: cultural awareness and adaptability

Increase impact
Formal setting: understand their cultural background and their present scenario to increase the impact of my teaching
Non-formal setting: Explaining the concept of inclusivity and cultural adaptability outside the
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Their impacts on my facilitation are discussed with appropriate examples from my teaching experiences. Further, factors and issues that impacts adult and collegial learning’s are discussed and how these theories can be influence my facilitation implications in formal and non-formal context are discussed with examples which can optimize learning.
Kolb experiential learning theory (Kolb ,1984)
Kolb’s theory deals with the power of learning through experience. According to Kolb experiential learning theory, as the name suggests learning is defined as “the process whereby knowledge is created through transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping and transforming experience.” (Kolb 1984, P 41)
The model comprises of four elements
1. Concrete Experience
2. Abstract Conceptualization.
3. Reflective

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