Foreword to the First Edition

This is a very special and important book. I say that at the outset because the book is written with such grace and gentleness, with such clarity and directness, that you will know that David Kolb has written an excellent treatise on learning theory, certainly for educators and quite possibly for Educated Persons, whatever that means. But as you read on—as I read on, I had to catch my breath every once in a while, wondering if the velocity of my excitement would ever cease.

Kolb has written a wonderful book, one I’ve been waiting for—without quite realizing it—for a long time. It’s a book (I’m only guessing here) that he took a very, very long time to write, since it is crafted so carefully and is so deeply ...

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