Interactive Learning in a Multicultural Setting

From: Volume 3, Issue 1: Spring 2006 Pages 101-118


Learning occurs in a cultual context. In the 1950s, educators and anthropologists started to evaluate educational systems within their cultural context. Educator David Kolb (1984) proposed a theory of experiential learning based on structures of social knowledge and preferred learning styles. Anthropologist Sherwood Lingenfelter (1996) modified a model based on grid and group to evaluate a multicultural ministry in North America and its informal educational program. Since both models identify variables that underlie all societies, correlations were found between the two models. Implications for Christian education were identified.



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