By Kay Peterson and David A. Kolb
In How You Learn Is How You Live, Kay Peterson and David A. Kolb partner to provide an engaging look at how to renew your natural ability to learn. It is a guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within us, showing how we can increase our capability to learn from experience throughout our lives, in each and every moment. How we make sense of it all to find meaning, purpose and direction in our lives is experiential learning.
If this book marks your introduction to Kolb’s pioneering experiential learning theory of how you learn, you are in for a life-altering experience. In this book, David A. Kolb and Kay Peterson make experiential learning accessible to everyone who wants to continue developing throughout life.
How You Learn Is How You Live presents the nine learning styles that define the ideal way to learn. The book will help you to identify your own learning style preferences and build flexibility to use all the styles. In doing so, you will be able to reach your highest potential and transform your life.
“Kay Peterson and David Kolb bring nearly a century of research and over 4,000 studies on experiential learning to our fingertips in this pragmatic and profound guide to living life – all of it – as a learner.”
— Ronald E. Fry, PhD, professor, Department of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
By Kay Peterson and David A. Kolb
This guide is a companion to How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life. The guide is designed to help you increase your learning power by better understanding your preferred way of learning and developing skills in the use of all nine styles of learning. In this book, you will be guided through a process that deepens your understanding of experiential learning, the learning cycle and the learning styles, and provides opportunities for you to apply the principles and practices to your own life.
By David A. Kolb
Experiential learning is a powerful and proven approach to teaching and learning that is based on one incontrovertible reality: People learn best through experience. Now, in this extensively updated book, David A. Kolb offers a systematic and up-to-date statement of the theory of experiential learning and its modern applications to education, work and adult development.
Experiential Learning, Second Edition builds on the intellectual origins of experiential learning as defined by figures such as John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget and L.S. Vygotsky, while also reflecting three full decades of research and practice since the classic first edition.
Kolb models the underlying structures of the learning process based on the latest insights in psychology, philosophy and physiology. Building on his comprehensive structural model, he offers an exceptionally useful typology of individual learning styles and corresponding structures of knowledge in different academic disciplines and careers. Kolb also applies experiential learning to higher education and lifelong learning, especially with regard to adult education.
“David A. Kolb’s work is inspiring, comprehensive, and holistic. In this seminal work, Dr. Kolb unfolds the complete theory of learning and development, allowing the reader to grasp all the concepts step-by-step to develop a deep understanding of the theory and its application. This recent edition provides recent updates and reflections to every chapter. Every student of Experiential Learning will want to put this at the top of a reading list.”
- Kay Peterson, founder and CEO of the Institute of Experiential Learning
By Alice Y. Kolb and David A. Kolb
Educators who have discovered experiential learning theory and applied its principles have experienced a transformational impact on the learners they serve and on their own professional development. Alice Y. Kolb and David A. Kolb bring you these principles and practices in their new comprehensive handbook, The Experiential Educator. Inside this book you will find a practical description of the principles of experiential learning distilled from foundational scholars from William James and John Dewey to Carl Rogers and Paulo Freire. Become an experiential educator and unleash the power of experiential learning.
“I genuinely believe Dave and Alice have done a stellar job with this book and it is a great tool for all educators worldwide.”
‑Dr. Kleio Akrivou, associate professor of Business Ethics and Human Development, University of Reading