How you can learn and
In this section, you will be looking at the learning cycle and the different ways that people learn. You will look briefly at the resources available to you, both inside and outside of your organisation, and examine ways of making your learning style more flexible.
The material in this section has been abbreviated and adapted from the work of Peter Honey and Alan Mumford.
The process of learning can be broken down into four stages and represented as a cycle. The fourth step leads back into the first and creates a continuous process. See diagram over.
None of the stages are effective on their own. A person can
have an experience and learn nothing from it, for example, or
conclude from an experience and not use those conclusions in
practice. A fully developed learner goes through each stage of
the process in turn and arrives back at the first stage ready to
start again. Knowledge acquired from one experience adds to
the next experience and so on.