This post sets the tone of current practice within academics for communities of practice. These empirical studies map back to the theories discussed in Part 1 and provides experiential relevance necessary to apply them in the real world. Parts 3 and 4 will discuss Â the theory and subsequently empirical studies in different disciplines of boundaries and boundary objects. These posts are draft writing snippets of a systems thesis for adult education I am developing in my doctoral work. If you … [Read More]
This post sets the theoretical background of communities of practice necessary to understand in order to really engage the dynamics of communities and their related boundaries. Part 2 will discuss empirical studies developed in formalized learning settings. Parts 3 and 4 will discuss the theory and subsequently empirical studies in different disciplines of boundaries and boundary objects. These posts are draft writing snippets of a systems thesis for adult education I am developing in my doctoral work. Communities of Practice: … [Read More]
During Agile 2011 I had the pleasure of leading an Open Jam session that focused on learning models and how they fit within learning theories or worldviews. We took at look at the progress made with learning theories in general starting with behaviorism and noted that each one presented excellent viewpoints and needs that we have as humans. We recognised the value of not being despotic about a particular paradigm, but to recognise and pull the values needed, especially when … [Read More]
Connectivism is best grasped as social learning theory rebranded for the digital age and communities of learning within that age. As a result, the theoryâ€™s principles remain steeped in social learning theory, while its application is adjusted for modern technology and the uniqueness of online communities. It is a difficult concept to truly investigate as it is still in development and there is much unknown about it. However, a guiding concept of connectivism is that it is a learning theory … [Read More]
The best uses for qualitative research inquiries has been a point of discussion during my research forum this quarter at Walden University. However, I felt this particular discussion was extremely relevant to how we should operate our every day learning in business or personal.
There are essential characteristics of experiential learning to note based on the observations of the Lewinian Model of Action Research, Deweyâ€™s Model of Learning, and Piagetâ€™s Model of Cognitive Development. All of these models have similar characteristics that result in the following conclusions presented by Kolb (1984):