Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Who do you think you are?

Every profession lives and breaths by its codes: words, mannerisms and discourses that bind those inside and alienate others.

If you fall into a conversation with academics you're likely within the first few minutes to hear the words: knowledge transfer and experiential learning.

Experiential learning is a particular favourite described in Wiki as the process of making meaning from direct experience.

I need to know it, because it's integral to my research process.

Educationalist David A Kolb theorised a system which was big in the 90s and has stood the test of time and many board room management meetings to emerge as one of those seminal prescriptions of learning.

The categories are listed below, while a second grid shows where you might be in terms of your strengths and weaknesses.

Me, I had a good chuckle: background in chemistry, web manager at my uni, lecturer, artist in residence. Make your mind up!

Source: Based on Nulty and Barrett (1996, 335)