Learning Cycles are sequences of learning steps that you can use to design a holistic and effective learning process. I learned about Jane Vella's 4A Learning Cycle through Dialogue Education, and I have used it as the starting place when designing any learning task because it just seems to work. I didn't encounter Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle until I stepped out into the wider world of training, but I found that almost no one here has ever heard of the 4A Cycle. Go figure! So perhaps an introduction is in order...Here is a Prezi that introduces both learning cycles.
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A blog about learning design & facilitation by Dwayne Hodgson, learningcycle.ca