Experiential learning cycle

This figure illustrates the Experiential Learning Cycle, created by David A. Kolb. His experiential learning cycle provides a framework of 4 stages that are required to consolidate learning. The figure contains a box for each step, connected by arrows to form a circle. The box at the top center says, “Concrete experience.” It points down to the right to a box labeled, “Observations and reflections.” From here, an arrow points down to the left to a box containing the text: “Formation of abstract concepts and generalizations.” From here, an arrow points upward to the left to the final box. It says, “Testing implications of concepts in new situations.” This box points up and to the right to the first box mentioned. (Source: Experiential Learning: Experience as a Source of Learning & Development, 1st edition, copyright 1984, page 21. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., New York, New York.) There is a caption beneath this Figure which reads: “ Kolb, David A., Experiential Learning: Experience as a Source of Learning & Development, 1st, ©1984, 21. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., New York, New York.44”