CHAPTER 5

The 10 ARL Principles

This following chapters introduce the 10 Action Reflection Learning™ (ARL) principles. Each principle is introduced with its rationale, the theoretical framework supporting it, a few stories with examples of exercises or processes for implementing the principle, and considerations about the impact we can achieve through its implementation.

In any audience we have individuals with different learning style preferences. Bernice McCarthy,1 who based her work on David Kolb’s model,2 describes the four learning styles in simple terms:

  1. The Why learners

  2. The What learners

  3. The How learners

  4. The So What—What if learners

The Why learners want to primarily understand why a certain topic is important before they can grant any ...

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