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  1. Experiential Learning Theory: They didn’t teach THAT in library school February 3, 2005 Jane Burpee, Library Peter Wolf, Teaching Support Services University of Guelph

  2. The Cycle of Learning Concrete Experience (experiencing) -Learning from specific experience -Relating to people -Being sensitive to feelings -Observing non-judgmentally -Viewing diverse perspectives -Looking for meaning -Getting things done -Risk taking -Influence thru action Active Experimentation (doing) Reflective Observation (reflecting) -Logically analyzing -Systematic Planning Acting on Intellectual understanding Abstract Conceptualization (thinking)

  3. Learning Style Characteristics EXPERIENCING -Intuitive -Risk taker -Action-oriented -At ease with people -Can be impatient -Like new experiences -If plans/theory doesn’t work, toss Diverging Accommodating -Imaginative -Emotional -Broad interests -At ease with people -Views concrete from different perspectives DOING REFLECTING -Practical application of ideas -Integrates disparate observations -Concerned with abstract concepts - Theory - logical/ precise • -Creates theoretical • models • Not concerned with • application • At ease with • concepts • Logical Converging Assimilating THINKING

  4. Learning Styles Activities Active EXPERIENCING Direct experience Lab Simulation Lecture example Accommodating WHAT IF? Hands off Diverging WHY? Motivator Fieldwork Cases Labs Examples Passive Discussions Journals Reflection Brainstorming DOING REFLECTING Model building exercises Assignment proposals Text readings Lecture analogies Assimilating WHAT? Expert Converging HOW? Coach THINKING

  5. Make a list/describe characteristics of your favourite course or learning experience. What did it look like? What type of learning took place? What was the structure of the course/experience? What made it so valuable? What else...? Learning Styles

  6. Students are required to conduct term paper research, doing everything EXCEPT writing it. Students will submit: Clearly defined topic Annotated bibliography of 5 related refereed sources Outline of paper Thesis statement Opening paragraph and summary Learning Styles Application: 2nd year biology assignment

  7. Students research a self-selected topic and present it as a poster which other students will use to learn about the topic. Learning Styles Application: 3rd year psych assignment

  8. You have been asked to give a general session on the Library... Learning Styles Application: 1st year philosophy

  9. Experiential Learning Theory: They didn’t teach THAT in library school February 3, 2005 Jane Burpee, Library Peter Wolf, Teaching Support Services University of Guelph

  10. Which one is most like your ‘kite’? Learning Style ‘Kites’