Lternative Approaches to Experience and Learning

In this section of the course, we will explore theories of experiential learning that represent alternatives to the better-known theories explored in the previous section. Drawing on many of the critiques we have read and bringing different traditions of knowledge to bear on adult learning, they offer different or expanded notions of what constitutes experience, how people learn, and how we might understand specific issues such as the role of gender and race in structuring experience, the relationship of intellect to other aspects of human experience, and the relationship of the individual learner to the community.
In this section, students will:

Consider alternatives to conventional Western theories of knowledge
Relate theory to their own experience and to other theories
Hone graduate-level academic skills by reviewing the works of theorists
Hone graduate-level academic skills by developing a sustained argument
Revisiit their previous assumptions and beliefs
Required Readings

Merriam, Caffarella, and Baumgartner, Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, Chapters 8, 9, and 10
An additional reading of your choice (Please let me know the exact name or link of additional reading)

In this section, students will

Investigate newer alternative approaches within the field of adult learning
Participate in discussions about the texts
Consider the relationship of theories of learning to how they experience themselves as learners
Pursue a particular theme at greater depth
Develop a proposal for changing a theory of experiential learning
Consider if and how their ideas have changed.
I can also send your my previous two assignments so you can see the other theories we talked about so far.
Added on 09.03.2015 17:40
The above is only the overview of assignment 3. This is these are the main part I would like the writer to concentrate on.
thank you
Readings on Alternative Approaches to Experience and Learning

Chapters 8, 9, and 10 constitute Part Three of Learning in Adulthood. As the authors note in their introduction to Part Three, much of this material is new to the third edition and to mainstream discussions of adult learning. They are not new, however, in the sense that these traditions of learning have been drawn on throughout history by people and cultures around the world.
In an initial post of some 300 words, discuss how you experience yourself as a learner. Specifically, which, if any, of these alternative approaches seems to reflect your own sense of how you learn from experience. Which of them has helped to clarify your understanding? Alternatively, how do the more mainstream theories addressed in the previous section align with your own experience of learning?

In writing your post, please go beyond general statements such as  I m an emotional person, and I trust my feelings or  I think that women s experience is different from men s. Rather, use specific quotes and paraphrases from the texts to call attention to specific issues and specific ways of understanding human experience and human learning. Im going to attach my last two paper just so you have an idea of different theories we talked about in class so far
Added on 09.03.2015 17:43
Heres the second assignmentthis is just a fyi I dont need you to review anything. Thanks
Added on 09.03.2015 17:45
again just a fyi