UCITE to offer session on Professor Emeritus Dave Kolb’s learning styles, cycles

In 1984, David Kolb, professor emeritus at the Weatherhead School of Management, published his learning styles and learning cycle model now used worldwide. The cycle comprises four stages of learning: concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. In the ideal learning environment, all four stages must be incorporated for the most successful learning to take place.

What does each of these stages entail? How should instructors plan their courses and classes to take advantage of the learning benefits Kolb says will occur?

During this University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session, the discussion will address these questions and explain how instructors can use Kolb’s ideas and framework to improve classroom instruction—and most importantly, student learning.

Join UCITE for this session Thursday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Herrick Room on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid Avenue).

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at the session. RSVP by emailing ucite@case.edu.