Existential learning: clarifying Jarvis' learning paths

Harald Bergsteiner, Gayle C. Avery

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It is widely recognized that individuals learn in different ways, although there is some disagreement on the paths learners take. In response to Kolb’s (1984) Experiential Learning Model, Jarvis’ proposed an Existential Learning Model to identify multiple routes that learners use. Critically examining Jarvis’ model reveals problems: the model reflects neither its supporting text, nor sound modeling practices and conventions, is subject to an error in discourse, and fails to depict the specific learning routes that Jarvis’ own research identified. This paper develops Jarvis’ model to align it with the theory, clearly depicts learning routes, and proposes a more logical and effective model that aligns with modeling theorists’ criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Journal2008 EABR (business) & ETLC (teaching) conference proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventEuropean Applied Business Research Conference - Rothenburg, Germany
Duration: 18 Jun 200820 Jun 2008


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