Thursday, 10 August 2017

Experience and Learning

I enjoyed reading this chapter and have marked some passages down for future reference.

- "at the heart of adult learning is engaging in, reflecting upon, and making meaning of our experiences" p.104
- "learning is a lifelong process involving applying and adapting previous experience to new situations" (Dewey) p. 105
- "principle of continuity (Dewey) in which what one is learning in the present is connected to past experiences and has potential for future applications." p.105
-"a miseducative experience can occur in everyday life or in the classroom" p.105
This last passage was really important to me as it emphasizes how important my feedback is to students because we have lots of competencies in our program. It is important for me to really think about what I am saying and how I am saying it so as to not discourage future learning.
-"experience is thus a resource and a stimulus for learning." p.106
- "different ways experience can be acknowledge as resources for learning" (Tennant and Pogson) p.112
- "making sense of our past experiences to better understand our desires and interests is a route to self-knowledge." (Tennant) p.113
-reflection-on-action - "we have an experience and consciously think about it after it has happened."  p.115
-reflection-in-action- "is different because the reflection takes place as you are engaged in the experience - it is simultaneous with practice."  - "distinguishes the more expert practitioner from the novice." - "thinking on their feet" p.116
-contextual learning - "the context itself shapes the learning" p.118
-scaffolding of learning p.119
-"learning cannot be designed." Learning happens, design or no design." p.121
-apprentice-ship learning p.122


Merriam, S.B.,& Bierema, L.L., (2014). Adult Learning: Linking theory and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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