Your theory will weave together the two themes: phase and stage theories, and of technology and learning. This creative exercise calls on your imagination. As a novice developer of theory, you will model your theory on those of Levinson or Kegan. Will you develop a phase or a stage theory? How many phases or stages will you postulate? What will you name them? What aspects of technology use will be included in each? What data can you present in a statement about your theory in order to make it convincing?
With these questions in mind, develop your theory of adult learning and technology use. Present your theory as a chart. (Examples of charts are included in your texts.) Create the chart in a word processing document and attach it to your Discussion post. Also, formulate a rationale for your theory.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:57 am ad1c9bdddf
First you have to decide on which theory you're more comfortable with. Personally, I find Levison's easier to digest. That being said, here are some thoughts. I'd choose a stage theory regarding Levison.
1. Levison's theory deals with life structure. The life of any particular individual is formed by their social and physical environment, with regards to one's family and an individual's work. This life structure theory is broken down into two concrete stages:
a. The Stable Period - When crucial life choices and decisions are processed and made.
b. The Transitional Period - When one stage ends and another begins. These transitional moments can be smooth sailing or turbulent.
2. The number of stages within Levison's model that should ...
Daniel Levison's theory deals with life structure. The life of any particular individual is formed by their social and physical environment, with regards to one's family and an individual's work. This life structure theory is broken down into two concrete stages . . .