Behind and beyond Kolb's learning cycle

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The author discusses Kolb's learning cycle and the propositions that give rise to it. The author considers the importance of the cycle within mainstream management education and development and then takes a more critical view, looking both behind and beyond the learning cycle at issues that can be developed out of its current conceptualization. The author argues that a more comprehensive picture of experiential learning in management education might be based on developments around emotional and political aspects of Kolb's model. These developments are intended to acknowledge additional, often omitted, aspects of learning from experience within management education and development. The author offers three particular areas for the development of skill and knowledge in the practice of management education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-319
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Management Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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