Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory

Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory – the foundations As the name indicates, experience lies at the core of experiential learning theory, but one of its main proponents, David Kolb, argues that experiential learning theory can put forward an integrative perspective on learning that combines experience, perception, cognition and behaviour (Kolb, 2015, p. 31). In fact, Kolb argued that this theory constitutes an approach to education and learning as a lifelong process, soundly based on intellectual traditions […]

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Learning Styles, from “good learner” to “effective learner”

In 1975, Joan Rubin proposed a profile of the good language learner, with the following characteristics (as adapted by Naiman et al, 1996, p. 228): The good language learner is a willing and accurate guesser. The good language learner has a strong drive to communicate, or to learn from communication. He is willing to do many things to get his message across. The good language learner is often not inhibited. He is willing to appear […]

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Kolb’s effective learning cycle

DO YOU KNOW KOLB’S EFFECTIVE LEARNING CYCLE? According to David A. Kolb the learning cycle involves four stages. These are: concrete learning, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. Effective learning can be seen when the learner progresses through the cycle. The learner can also enter the cycle at any stage of the cycle with logical sequence. All our intellectual outputs will be consistent with this theory. The selection of exercises is based on the […]

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Few words about learning styles

Hello there! We would like to share with you some knowledge about the learning styles used in our method. The learning styles were developed by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford, based upon the work of Kolb, and they identified four distinct learning styles or preferences: Empiricist, Analyst, Pragmatist and Theoretician. These are the learning approaches that individuals naturally prefer and they recommend that in order to maximise one’s own personal learning each learner ought to […]

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2nd Transnational Project Meeting

From February 6th to 8th, at the COFAC main office in Lisbon, the 2nd International Project Meeting was held. The meeting was attended by representatives of the partner organizations, experts and heads of technical teams. In total, there were 15 people. During the meeting, issues related to the substantive content of the training programs were discussed in detail. Experts prepared and discussed the proposals for training plans for individual levels of advancement (A1, A2 and […]

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