August 9, 2004

Kolb on Knowledge

"Learning is the process of creating knowledge. To understand learning, we must understand the nature and forms of human knowledge and the processes whereby this knowledge is created....This process of creation occurs at all levels of sophistication, from the most advanced forms of scientific research to the child's discovery that a rubber ball bounces. Knowledge is the result of the transaction between social knowledge and personal knowledge. The former, as Dewey noted, is the civilized objective accumulation of previous human cultural experience, whereas the latter is the accumulation of the individualized person's subjective experiences. Knowledge results from the transaction between these objective and subjective experiences in a process called learning" (Kolb, 1984, pp. 36-37)

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