Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle: A new approach for performing any creative task

  • K.N. Chattopadhyay Department of Education, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan-713104, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Experiential learning, Concrete experiences, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, active experimentation, creativity.


Experience is the best medium for generating knowledge. Meaningful learning happens when knowledge is created through the transformation of experiences. Concrete experiences, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization & active experimentation are the four fundamentals of Kolb’s experiential learning may be a relevant approach in this case. The interpretation of a specific phenomenon varies from person to person. Therefore, there might be a chance to emerge different kinds of ideas which leads to creativity.

Our modern society is very much technology driven. We more or less get addicted by this e-world. For this there is no opportunity to generate imagination and knowledge based on active experimentation. The provision of hands on activities in the classroom facilitates generation of new ideas and which leads the possibility to give birth the gateway of creative thinking.


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