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Learning Models – Stages and Cycles: Burch, Kolb, Handy

How does learning (the acquisition of knowledge and skills) happen? What are the models for the learning stages? There are many theories, but theorists seem to agree that four is a good number… and a circle is a good shape.

The models presented here consider conscious effort, competence level, abstract vs experiential learning, and contemplation/reflection on progress.