David Kolb published his learning styles model in 1984 from which he developed his learning style inventory.

Kolb's experiential learning theory works on two levels: a four-stage cycle of learning and four separate learning styles.  Much of Kolb’s theory is concerned with the learner’s internal cognitive processes. Kolb states that learning involves the acquisition of abstract concepts that can be applied flexibly in a range of situations. 

In Kolb’s theory, the impetus for the development of new concepts is provided by new experiences.

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Kolb, 1984, p. 38).

And TODAY, it becomes,

"Learning is a process by which Experience results in a relatively permanent change in future behaviour." Kayley Lo, Co-founder of Justwork




David Kolb - Experience as the source of learning and development (Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1984)

University of Leicester, Doctor college

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