I use this blog to reflect and distill my thinking about simulations and games for learning. I look for ready to use resources to quickly create active learning experiences that engage and inform. I also share, news, ideas, and just for fun.


Do we learn by doing?

Some people seem to learn from experience, others have the same experience over and over. This article Learning from experience reflects of the idea of learning from experience. Despite its long tradition and pragmatic appeal, the idea is not grounded in a systematic theory or model of how we learn from experience and what it is that is learned. The Article, entitled Understanding and Facilitating Experience-based Learning In Adult Education: THE FOURthought Model by John M. Dirkx and Ruth Lavin, provides an interesting framework for thinking about learning and learning design.

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