Section 1: Compare and contrast Kolb’s theory of experiential learning with that put forward by race.
David A. Kolb’s theory is based on that of the experiential learning theory. The model in which he explains is based on two different types of learning styles. One being reflective Observation and the other being Active Experimentation. Kolb believes that the learning process is based on a cycle of four different learning ideas, concrete experience, Testing, Observation/Reflection and Conceptualisation. He explains that in the first stage of the model they learn by experience and carrying out an action and by doing something practical. The result of the action means that there is something to concentrate on and reflect what they have done or learnt in the experience. He believes that in the third stage of the model the particular person learning uses logic in order to get to grip with the general experiences that apply to the particular experience. The final stage of the model is when a person try’s out similar principles in which they may have experienced in other situations which is knows as testing.
Phillip Race has a different theory to learning styles. He believed that there are five factors that contribute to that of a person learning. He believed the following five factors were important, 1) wanting to learn, 2) Needing to learn, 3) doing the thing you’re supposed to be learning, 4) Receiving feedback and 5) Making sense of things. The model in which Race used was described to being similar to that of ripples on a pond. He believed that all the factors that are used in the learning process all interact with each other and not just go in sequence.
Both of these learning theories are quite similar. They both use Active learning as a learning style. Kolb’s theory is based on active experiential learning and Race’s theory is based on the model of five different factors which still have active learning involved in the process. Kolb’s theory is based on the...