Free course

Learning, thinking and doing

Free statement of participation on completion

How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This free course, Learning, thinking and doing, looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • assess personal learning styles and capabilities, using a learning file in which to record progress
  • describe the main definitions of learning as a process, and the role played by memorising, understanding and doing
  • explain the three main categories of theories about learning, namely the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning
  • discuss the main conceptions of managing as an activity, and how systems thinking and practice benefit from learning by experience.