How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life

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

How You Learn Is How You Live: Personal Development Guide

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.

Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development (2nd Edition)

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

The Experiential Educator: Principles and Practices 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