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Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, Second Edition by David Kolb

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Introduction

To the Second Edition

Pleasure is the state of beingBrought about by what youLearn.Learning is the process ofEntering into the experience of thisKind of pleasure.No pleasure, no learning.No learning, no pleasure.

—Wang Ken, Song of Joy

Revisiting Experiential Learning after 30 years to prepare this second edition is a great pleasure for me. The book has been the centerpiece of my career as a scholar. Try as I might to escape it, inquiry about experiential learning has continued to inspire and fascinate, always drawing me back to explore new questions and ideas. Heidegger said that any thinker has but one central thought in life, one essential intuition, and I guess experiential learning is mine.

I still remember vividly the experience ...

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