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Peter jarvis burnse

Jul 01, 2015



Peter Jarvis Learning Theory

  • 1. Learning Process Theory Elizabeth P. Burns Walden UniversityRichard W. Riley School of Education and LeadershipAdult Education Program1

2. Learning Objectives Define Jarvis Learning ProcessTheory. Who influenced Jarvis LearningProcess. The major components of thelearning process. The three stages of learning. How Jarvis Process relate to adultlearners & educators.2 3. Introduction and Background British scholar, researcher, andspeaker. Professor of Continuing Education inUK. Adjunct Professor at University ofGeorgia. Authored and edited 200 articles. Critiqued more than 30 books. 3 4. Reflections4 5. Life SituationReflect on atime in your lifewhen you werefaced with asituation youwereunprepared tohandle. 6. Right or Wrong Decision Did the reflection or situation lead you to think you made the right or the wrong decision?6 7. EmotionsWhat emotion(s) did you feel from this reflection? 7 8. Change Did your reflection change your behavior and how you now view the world? 8 9. New LearningDid you learnsomething thatwould be usefullater in life? 9 10. Role of the Adult LearnerAdults learn as a whole person.Adults bring prior knowledge, experience, and personal history.Adults understand the whys of life.Adults are able to make sense of life situations.10 11. Jarvis Learning Process is the combination of processes where the whole personexperiences social situations, in which the content istransformed and integrated into the individuals biographyresulting in a changed or more experienced person. 11 12. Who influenced Jarvis Learning Process Model? David Kolbs Experiential Learning Theory Learning entails four elements:Concrete experienceObservation and reflectionFormation of abstract conceptsTesting in new situation12 13. Four Elements of Kolbs Theory 13 14. Jarviss Learning Process Model Built on foundation from Kolbs theory. Begins with adult life experience or life situation. Links the whole person. mind, body, self, and life history Causes a disjuncture between persons biography andthe experience. 14 15. Learning Process Chart 15 16. Jarvis Three Stages of Learning No-Learning Non-Reflective learning Reflective Learning16 17. Non-Learning Stage No learning takes place. Only three responses: Presumption Non-consideration Rejection 17 18. Non-Reflective Stage Some learning occurs. Theperson: experiences pre-conscious practices theexperience memorizes theexperience or newinformation 19. Reflective Learning Stage The learner now reflectson what has taken place.Three types-Contemplation-Reflective-Experiential19 20. Reflective Stage Life Experience 20 21. How does Jarvis Model relates to adult learners? Affects person positively or negatively . Person learns new meaning of the worldand events. Person has changed, become moreexperienced, more able to cope with lifesituations or problems.21 22. Role of the EducatorHelp adults make sense of daily life.Link explanations and illustrations.Link activities to experiences.Be creative.22 23. Summary Adult learning begins with an experience. Learner senses have been transformed. Learner advances to the next stage of lifelong learners. 23 24. ReferencesInternational Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 12, 2013 from, P. (1987). Adult learning in the social context. New York: Croom Helm (Retrieved 3/7/2013 from, P. (2006). Towards a comprehensive theory of human learning: Lifelong learning and the learning society (Vol. 1). London & New York: Routledge.Jarvis, P. Retrieved from, D. A. (1984). 25. References (cont)Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgartner, L. M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-BassPicture retrieved from on 3/20/2013.Video clips retrieved from on 3/29/2013.25

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