One of the most popular models is the Experiential Learning Model from the educational theorist David A. Kolb. His theory rests on two pillars: the learning cycle and the learner’s style. Different learning styles each thrive in different stages of the cycle, for this reason among others, it is important to complete the full cycle of learning to have the most impact.
By committing to this model you journey from Experience to Reflection & Discussion to Conceptualization numerous times. Following an experience with a time of reflection, open dialogue and conceptualization, every participant has the opportunity, formally or informally, to commit to a task or change they are going to pursue. The application of that commitment begins as you return to your work environment.
Besides his work on experiential learning, David A. Kolb is also known for his contribution to thinking around organizational behavior. He has an interest in career development and executive and professional education. He is also the founder and Chairman of Experience Based Learning Systems Inc. that provides ongoing quality research. (infed.org)