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Inductive learning - introduction to Kolb cycle

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  1. 1. KOLB CYCLE (INDUCTIVE) EIIL Learning – Key Learning
  2. 2. EIILLearningand theKolbCycle At the EIIL our workshop designs follow the Kolb learning (sometimes improvement) cycle • We recognise that ‘Plan > Do > Review’ is only really effective when a thorough Review (of detailed factual observations) is supplemented with a ‘Theory’ step to explain possible reasons why we observed what we observed. • Our coaches have developed their expertise in observing team behaviours. They have helped teams improve their team-working skills over more than thirty years, working with thousands of teams in industry, in NGOs and in elite level sport. • In 2006 the EIIL first adapted this approach to acquiring business leadership knowledge and to developing the skill to acquire this knowledge effectively and respectfully.
  3. 3. EIILLearningand theKolbCycle Inductive learning • In our High Performance Leader (HPL) team- working workshops, as increasingly used in the coaching of sports teams and athletes, we start the Kolb cycle not with a lecture (theory) but with a short Task (action). • Our coaches (and the team) observe team behaviours and Review to record detailed and factual observations of cause and effect. • Our coaches give explanations as to why certain behaviours may have got certain (observed) results, and the team is then tasked to prepare their next Action step – to plan to change their behaviours and to see what works to achieve a desired effect. • With repetition teams improve their observations and are encouraged to practice deliberate behaviours. • When they are able to consciously apply at will their knowledge of the effect of these behaviours, we consider them to have developed skill.
  4. 4. EIILLearningand theKolbCycle Kolb and the EIIL Masterclass • Since 2006 our Masterclass workshops have developed based on this successful team- skills approach. • We replace the short physical tasks of the team-skills workshops with a direct interaction with seniors from our EIIL network. • Our coaches provide expert observations of both content and process, and help teams make sense of their interaction through review, together with short explanatory ‘lecturettes’. • The EIIL Masterclass workshops encourage participants to develop their skills in respectfully extracting learning from experienced seniors during their interactions. • We call it ‘learning to learn from experience’ – both from the experience, and experiences, of the senior, and from their own experience of their interaction. • Once learned, we believe this is a skill which should stay with the best throughout their careers.
  5. 5. Concrete Experience (Action) Abstract Conceptualisation (Theorising) Active Experimentation (Preparation) Reflective Observation (Review) How do we work ? •Task Exercises •Guest ‘Interviews’ •Coach Input (process only) •Background Reading •Web Research Learning to learn from experience KOLB Learning (Improvement) Cycle Output: •Individual notes and plans, group flip- charts •Presentations – any task/general session items •Reports – individual feedback •Key Task Output….. EIILLearningand theKolbCycle
  6. 6. Next Generation Leadership EuropeanInstitutefor IndustrialLeadership NextGenerationLeadership