David A. Kolb

American psychologist and philosopher

David A. Kolb (1939–) is an American educational theorist, well known for his work on experiential learning and learning styles.


  • Learning is most often considered a process of getting rather than giving. This is most evident in conceptions of student/teacher roles: Teachers give and students get. Yet, in adult learning both giving and getting are critical.
    • Kolb, DA; Osland JS, Rubin IM (2001) [1971] (in English). Organizational Behavior: an experiential approach (7 ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. pp. 42. 
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