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What Is Experiential Learning? As the name suggests, experiential learning involves learning from experience.

What Is Experiential Learning?

The theory was proposed by psychologist David Kolb who was influenced by the work of other theorists including John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget. According to Kolb, this type of learning can be defined as "the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combinations of grasping and transforming experience. " Experiential learning theory differs from cognitive and behavioral theories in that cognitive theories emphasize the role of mental processes while behavioral theories ignore the possible role of subjective experience in the learning process. The experiential theory proposed by Kolb takes a more holistic approach and emphasizes how experiences, including cognitions, environmental factors, and emotions, influence the learning process.

An Overview of Experiential Theory Concrete ExperienceAbstract Conceptualization Support and Criticism Support. Hurstwic: Viking Ships. Viking Ships Two different classes of Viking era ships were found: warships called langskip (left) and merchant ships called knörr (right).

Hurstwic: Viking Ships

Typically, a warship is narrower, longer, and shallower than a knörr, and is powered by oars, supplanted by sail. The warship is completely open and is built for speed and maneuverability. In contrast, a knörr is partially enclosed and powered primarily by sail. Cargo carrying capability is the primary concern. The single square rigged sail allowed sailing close to the wind. Primary History - Vikings - Vikings at sea. Secrets of Viking Ships. Share By Evan Hadingham Posted 05.09.00 NOVA For three turbulent centuries, the glimpse of a square sail and dragon-headed prow on the horizon struck terror into the hearts of medieval Europeans.

Secrets of Viking Ships

Indeed, the Viking Age, from A.D. 800-1100, was the age of the sleek, speedy longship. Without this crucial advance in ship technology, the Vikings would never have become a dominant force in medieval warfare, politics, and trade. With their invention of the longship, the Vikings spurred a literal sea change in medieval European affairs. The drekar, or dragon-headed longships, were stealthy troop-carriers. Viking expertise in naval craftsmanship soon led to the evolution of other types of ship. Denmark Is Considered The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why. Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world.

Denmark Is Considered The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.

How do other people pursue health and happiness? We’re going coast to coast, country to country to find out. Last month, Denmark was crowned the happiest country in the world. “The top countries generally rank higher in all six of the key factors identified in the World Happiness Report,” wrote University of British Columbia economics professor John Helliwell, one of the report’s contributing authors. “Together, these six factors explain three quarters of differences in life evaluations across hundreds of countries and over the years.” The six factors for a happy nation split evenly between concerns on a government- and on a human-scale. “There is now a rising worldwide demand that policy be more closely aligned with what really matters to people as they themselves characterize their well-being,” economist Jeffrey Sachs said in a statement at the time of the report’s release. Did we miss anything?

HOME - The Happiness Research Institute. Happiest people in the world. The official happiness report In 2016, Denmark is once again ranked no. 1 in The World Happiness Report.

Happiest people in the world

Different aspects are involved when studies are carried out measuring the extent of happiness. The study takes a variety of factors into account, including people's health and access to healthcare, family relations and job security as well as social factors like political freedom and government corruption. Danish work-life balance In Denmark a normal work-week is 37 hours and Danish employees benefit from 5 weeks of holiday a year.

Leisure time and the Danish art of ‘hygge’ Leisure time is easily spent together with others involving the Danish term ‘hygge’ a word for cosy social gatherings and intimate get-togethers with family and friends. Well-off-Welfare? Denmark is considered to be one of the most egalitarian societies in the world, where both men and women have careers. Safe and security Trust is another key factor in the Dane’s prescription of happiness.