Peter Honey and Alan
Britons Honey (pictured right) and Mumford are experts on organizational learning whose ideas have been widely
applied in business, particularly in Britain.
The Manual of Learning Styles (1982)
Honey and Mumford define four stages of learning, based upon the American, David Kolb’s, work on
experiential learning (learning from experience):
- Evaluating the experience.
- Drawing lessons from the experience.
- Applying the lessons to future experiences.
These stages are interlinked in a learning cycle:
There are four different ways that people learn
(or learning styles):
People who learn by doing and trial and error.
People who like to understand the theory behind their learning.
People who like to see how their learning can be put into practice.
People who learn by absorbing and thinking about given information.
Honey and Mumford devised a questionnaire to discover your learning style.