According to him, different people naturally prefer a certain single different of learning style or process.Therefore, he proposed a learning style that represents how individual choices made during the learning process will affect what information is selected and ways to processed it.His idea appears when he observing how people learn to play a pool.
The diagram above highlights Kolb's terminology for the four learning styles; diverging, assimilating, converging, and accommodating.
It is the construction of Kolb’s Learning Styles in term of a two-by-two matrix 6)
The Kolb LSI helps your employees or students understand their unique learning preference and develop a well-rounded approach to their learning and problem solving.
The LSI 3.1 features: • Actually takes participants through the Cycle of Learning as they go through the booklet • Clearly explains the impact of Learning Styles on Team Work, Conflict Resolution, Communication and Career Choices • Provides practical advice for developing weaker styles • Use of four color reinforces concepts • Based on a norm population of 6,977 LSI Users Support Material: This manual features a new norm population of 6,977 LSI users.
Each of these forms is paired with its diagonal opposite.
Four kinds of knowledge located in Kolb's scheme Kolb's model therefore works on two levels - a four-stage cycle: The 'Concrete Experience' is the 'doing' component which derives from the content and process of the programme - through attending the workshops or, in the case of the on-line module, your reading of the on-line learning materials - together with your actual experience of teaching in the classroom plus your other teaching duties and practices.
The principle of Kolb's learning cycle is that we all follow the following four stages of learning as we acquire knowledge, experience and skill.
He represented these in the famous experiential learning circle that involves (1) concrete experience followed by (2) observation and experience followed by (3) forming abstract concepts followed by (4) testing in new situations.
Learning as an interactive process is an important issue in architectural design education.
This study aims to focus on architectural design process through learning styles that are ‘accommodating’, ‘diverging’, ‘assimilating’ and ‘converging’ as stated in the Experiential Learning Theory of Kolb.
A research was conducted to evaluate the effects of learning style preferences on the performance of design students in a design process.