All learning happens through experience. Sitting reading a book is as much ‘an experience’ as engaging in a practical group task. If we want to teach and learn effectively we need to understand the pedagogy of experiential learning.
My work suggests that learning involves a five-step process:
Experience – Recall – Reflect – Analyse – Synthesise
Drawing from this basic structure, I train people to design and deliver rich and efficient learning processes both to themselves (as the most important teacher you will ever meet is you), and to others if they are responsible for training, guiding or facilitating the work of groups, companies, communities or students.If you are teaching, it is not enough just to know what works, to make your teaching personal and exceptional, you need to know WHY things work.