Learning for Chefs as a Development Tool for Lifelong Learning
In Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory, reflective learning is the emphasis of the learning cycle. Experiential learning is deemed necessary and shows potential to fit into the chefs learning programs such as culinary arts, which however, still lacks in its application. This study was conducted to develop an understanding pertaining to the significant contribution and impact of the reflective learning for chefs as culinary arts learners. This research was quantitative in nature, utilizing a quasi-experiment approach through non-randomized pre-test and post-test research techniques. A total of 60 chef learners participated in this research and the findings suggested that there is a significant difference in the culinary competency scores for learners who used the reflective learning approach. Results obtained in this research suggest the importance and emphasis on reflective learning within culinary arts field, as it increases the learners’ competency level. This research provides support and suggestions for the means to enhance culinary arts competency among chef learners.
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