Kolb’s Cycle (200 words approximately on each stage)
Concrete Experience (Feeling) Concerned with something that has happened to you or that you have done. Concerned with adopting your new ideas into practice.
Reflective Observation (Watching) Concerned with reviewing the event or experience in your mind and exploring what you did and how you, and others, felt about it.
Abstract Conceptualisation (Thinking) Concerned with developing an understanding of what happened by seeking more information and forming new ideas about ways of doing things in the future.
Active Experimentation/Observation (Doing) concerned with trying out the new ideas as a result of the learning from earlier experience and reflection.
(descriptions sourced from Allin & Turnock 2007)
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