Document Type Archives: Current Studies

Eastern Experiential Learning: Eastern principles for learning wholeness

Trinh, M. P. & Kolb, D. A. 2012, Journal of Career Planning and Adult Development, Special Issue “Recovering Craft: Holistic Work and Empowerment. William Charland, Guest Editor. Pdf, 16 Pages.

Although Experiential Learning Theory originated in the work of Western scholars, many of their theoretical principles have a decidedly Eastern orientation. In this essay we draw out these Eastern principles of experiential learning and suggest an Eastern perspective on learning wholeness in one’s life and career based on an ontological approach to adult development that […]

Deliberate Experiential Learning: Mastering the Art of Learning from Experience

Kolb, D. A., & Yeganeh, B. 2012, In K. Elsbach, C. D. Kayes & A. Kayes (Eds.), Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action (1st Edition ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Pdf, 12 Pages.

Using Experiential Learning Theory to Promote Student Learning and Development in Programs of Education Abroad

Passarelli M. A., Kolb, D. A. 2012, In Michael Vande Berg, Michael Page, & Kris Lou (Eds.) Student Learning Abroad. Sterling, VA. Pdf, 23 Pages.

The Learning Way: Learning from Experience as the Path to Learning and Development

Passarelli M. A., Kolb, D. A. 2009, Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning Pdf, 37 Pages.

Lifelong learning requires the ability to learn from life experiences. This chapter describes the theory of experiential learning whereby knowledge is generated from experience through a cycle of learning driven by the resolution of dual dialectics of action/reflection and experience/abstraction. We provide an overview of stylistic preferences that arise from patterns of choosing among these […]

On Becoming a Learner: The Concept of Learning Identity

Kolb A. & Kolb, D. A. 2009, Essays on Adult Learning Inspired by the Life and Work of David O. Justice. Learning Never Ends. CAEL Forum and News 2009. P. 5-13. Pdf, 11 Pages.

David Justice was dedicated to learning in both his professional and personal life. We are privileged to have been his friend and to share the joy of living that his love of learning brought. He was for us a model of someone for whom learning was “a way of being”. So it is fitting that […]

The Learning Flexibility Index: Assessing Contextual Flexibility in Learning Style

Sharma G., Kolb, D. A. 2010, Case Western Reserve University Pdf, 30 Pages.

This chapter describes the concept of learning flexibility in Experiential Learning Theory and its relationship to integrative learning and adult development. The Learning Flexibility Index (LFI), an improvement over previous measures of learning flexibility, is introduced. We introduce a new measure for calculating learning flexibility based on the Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance or W. Construct […]

Enhancing Deep Learning: Lessons from the introduction of learning teams in management education in France

Borredon, L., Deffayet, S., Baker, A. C., Kolb, D. A. 2011, Journal of Management Education, 35(3): 324–350. Pdf, 27 Pages.

In this essay we describe our efforts to deepen graduate management student learning through the use of learning teams based on the concepts of dialogue, mentoring and experiential learning. Student learning teams led by faculty learning managers were introduced in the experiential, competency based curriculum of a European business school. Evaluations of the team learning […]

Performance, Learning and Growth as Modes of Growth and Adaptation Throughout Our Careers and Lives

Boyatzis, R. E. and Kolb, D. A. 2000, In Murray A. Peiperl, Michael B. Arthur, Rob Goffee, and Timothy Morris (Eds.) Career Frontiers: New Conception of Working Lives. Centre for Organization Research London Business School. Oxford University Press. Pdf, 14 Pages.

Learning Styles and Learning Spaces: Enhancing Experiential Learning in Higher Education

Kolb, A. Y. & Kolb, D. A. 2005, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, 193–212. Pdf, 21 Pages.

Drawing on the foundational theories of John Dewey and Kurt Lewin, we examine recent developments in theory and research on experiential learning and explore how this work can enhance experiential learning in higher education. We introduce the concept of learning space as a framework for understanding the interface between student learning styles and the institutional […]

Are There Cultural Differences in Learning Style?

Joy, S., Kolb, D. A. 2009, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 33(1): 69-85. Pdf, 18 Pages.

This study examines the role that culture plays in the way individuals learn. Experiential learning theory is used to describe the learning process and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory is used to assess differences in how individuals learn. Using the framework for categorizing cultural differences from the Global Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (GLOBE) study, national […]