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Active learning in practice

Active learning in practice (6:42)

In this video Dr. Stacey Donofrio will explain Kolb’s learning theory. Guiding your students through Kolb’s experiential learning cycle will have a beneficial effect on their learning outcomes.

At the end of the video she will provide some examples of how the theory is implemented at the University of Groningen. Find out more by listening to Stacey.

View Stacey’s profile on FutureLearn.


  • Biggs, J., & Tang, C. (2011). Teaching for quality learning at university (4th ed.). Berkshire, England: Open University Press.

  • Kolb, A.Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2011). Experiential learning theory: a dynamic, holistic approach to management learning, education, and development. In Armstrong, S.J. (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Management Learning, Education and Development (pp. 42-68). London, England: Sage.

  • Kolb, D.A. (1984). The process of experiential learning. In Kolb, D.A. (Ed.), Experiential learning: experience as the source of learning and development (pp. 20-39). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M., Saunders, K.P., Solan, A., & Stokes, A. (2013). Powerful Learning Communities: a guide to developing student, faculty and professional learning communities to improve student success and organizational effectiveness. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

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