The HRDQ Experiential Learning Model
Experiential learning is not a new concept, but the term is often misused. The simple act of having learners partake in an activity is not, in and of itself, experiential learning. Nor is experiential learning solely activity based. Experiential learning, rather, guides participants through a process, with each stage acting as a building block for the next.
A Framework for Learning
At the core of each of our products is the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model – a proven approach to developing skills that’s built upon the research of leading adult-learning theorists, specifically Kolb, Honey, Mumford, and Jones, who conceived the idea of learning as a cycle. The underlying premise of the model is that adults learn best when they perceive a need to know something or are motivated to perform more effectively. As shown above, the HRDQ model serves as a framework for both facilitators and learners, with each stage defining their interconnected roles and responsibilities.