Kolb's experiential learning theory and its application in geography in higher education

Mick Healey, Alan Jenkins

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Abstract

Kolb's experiential learning theory is one of the best known educational theories in higher education. The theory presents a way of structuring a session or a whole course using a learning cycle. The different stages of the cycle are associated with distinct learning styles. Individuals differ in their preferred learning styles, and recognizing this is the first stage in raising students' awareness of the alternative approaches possible. This article presents some case studies of ways in which the theory can be applied in university geography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-195
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geography
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Geography in higher education
  • Kolb's experiential learning theory
  • Learning and teaching
  • Learning cycles
  • Learning styles

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