Document Type Archives: Current Studies

The Kolb Learning Style Inventory 4.0: A Comprehensive Guide to the Theory, Psychometrics, Research on Validity and Educational Applications

Kolb, A., & Kolb, D. A. 2013, Experience Based Learning Systems. Pdf, 234 Pages.

The Kolb Learning Style Inventory version 4.0 (KLSI 4.0) revised in 2011, is the latest revision of the original Learning Style Inventory developed by David A. Kolb. Like its predecessors, the KLSI 4.0 is based on experiential learning theory (Kolb 1984) and is designed to help individuals identify the way they learn from experience. The […]

Equine-Assisted Experiential Learning

Stock K.L. & Kolb, D. A. 2016, Organization Development Practitioner, 48(2):43-47 Pdf, 5 Pages.

On Becoming an Experiential Educator: The Educator Role Profile

Kolb, A., Kolb, D. A., Passarelli A. & Sharma G. 2014, Simulation & Gaming, 45(2):204–234 Pdf, 32 Pages.

Becoming an experiential educator involves more than just being a facilitator or matching learning style with teaching style. Experiential education is a complex relational process that involves balancing attention to the learner and to the subject matter while also balancing reflection on the deep meaning of ideas with the skill of applying them. A dynamic […]

Moving and Learning: Expanding Style and Increasing Flexibility

Peterson, K., DeCato, L., & Kolb, D. A. 2015, Journal of Experiential Education, 38(3):228–244 Pdf, 17 Pages.

This article introduces ways in which movement can enhance one’s understanding of how to learn using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) concepts of the Learning Cycle, Learning Styles, and Learning Flexibility. The theoretical correspondence between the dialectic dimensions of the Learning Cycle and the dimensions of the Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) framework create a hypothesized integrated […]

The Learning Way: Meta-Cognitive Aspects of Experiential Learning. Simulation and Gaming.

Kolb, A. Y. & Kolb, D. A. 2008, Simulation & Gaming. 40(3): 297-327. PDF, 32 Pages.

Contemporary research on meta-cognition has reintroduced conscious experience into psychological research on learning and thereby stimulated a fresh look at the works of classical experiential learning scholars who gave experience a central role in the learning process— William James, John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Carl Rogers and Paulo Freire. We focus particularly on the work of […]

Mindfulness and Experiential Learning

Yaganeh, B. and Kolb, D. A. 2009, Working Paper, Department of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Pdf, 14 Pages.

Over the last forty years researchers from many different theoretical perspectives have discovered that individuals develop consistent, routinized approaches to learning called learning styles (Sims and Sims 2006). Learners use these learning “habits” to make sense of the world and adapt to it. But what happens when learners over‐routinize their learning styles? Are they missing […]

Adaptive Flexibility: Testing Experiential Learning Theory of Development

Mainemelis, C., Boyatzis, R., & Kolb, D. A. 2002, Management Learning, 33 (1):5-33. Pdf, 29 Pages.

Previous research on learning styles has focused on conditions of extreme learning specialization, leaving many questions about integrated learning largely unanswered. This study introduces new measures of balanced learning profiles and adaptive flexibility and test several hypotheses with regard to integrated and specialized learning on a sample of 314 MBA students. The basic prediction of […]

Socio-Cognitive Foundations of Entrepreneurial Venturing: Unpublished Ph. D Dissertation.

Gemmell, R. M. 2013, Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU. PDF, 199 Pages.

This dissertation employs a mixed methods approach to explore cognitive and social dimensions of entrepreneurial creativity and innovation. I interviewed 32 technology entrepreneurs to generate a grounded theory about how technology entrepreneurs use social behaviors, techniques and cognitive processes to attain, develop, refine, validate and filter (for usefulness) creative ideas for successful new products, processes […]

Entrepreneurial Innovation as a Learning System

Gemmell R. M., Kolb, D. A., Somers A. 2012, Pdf, 46 Pages.

We surveyed 172 technology entrepreneurs to explore links between learning style and learning flexibility and decision making behaviors hypothesized to produce entrepreneurial innovation and success. Our findings reveal a system of entrepreneurial learning and innovation with subtle and surprising interactions between learning processes and behavioral mediators.

The Socio-Cognitive Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Ideation

Gemmell, R. M., Boland R. J. & Kolb, D. A. 2011, Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00486.x. Pdf, 21 Pages.

Entrepreneurs need creative ideas to develop innovative new products. We interviewed 32 technology entrepreneurs to generate a grounded theory about how technology entrepreneurs use social behaviors, techniques and cognitive processes to attain, develop, refine, validate and filter (for usefulness) creative ideas for successful new products, processes or services. The results reveal a complex, cyclical and […]