Talk:Experiential learning

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Straw men?[edit source]

Could "as opposed to rote- or didactic-style learning" be a straw-man kind of thing? I didn't read anything in the learning by doing project which suggested it was opposed to this (though it probably is). There are, surely, many kinds of teaching and learning which are opposed to rote-learning - ? --McCormack 12:11, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Isn't "contrast" just a 10% weakening of "opposed"? Shouldn't we be avoiding the avoidance of the idea of a multiplicity of learning styles? --McCormack 12:16, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
    • (edit conflict) Yes, I agree (the statement was copied initially from wp). I've softened "oppose" and made it "contrast". However, I will come to this in more detail because John Dewey for example used the contrast between experiential education and traditional/didactic education quite extensively, although his theories are more integrative of these concepts, he nevertheless lays the argument out (e.g., in Experience and Education) by making much of the contrast. -- Jtneill - Talk 12:19, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
      • I look forward to the detail! Yummy. --McCormack 12:29, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I think contrast or opposed are both actually good descriptions of differences between learning methods. While the current thinking says that instructors should use a variety of techniques towards learners, this is something that has changed. This "hands on" approach would have been seen as radical when it was introduced, and definately would have opposed conventional thinking. Historybuff 07:30, 24 January 2009 (UTC)