#7 How We Learn: Lessons for Employee Development

This study investigated whether Kolb’s model on learning is applicable to Filipino adult learners. It also examined whether there are differences in learning styles between students and professionals, and if learning styles differ in relation with age. Through convenience sampling with 500 respondents, this study shows differences in learning styles between different variables, such as profession and age or between students and employees. Results generally show significant differences between these variables, with the younger respondents being more reflective-observers, preferring self-study, rather than the older end of the spectrum who are more of active learners. Through these results, the researcher believes that knowing what learning styles are most applicable for a certain group would help in the design and development in interventions, and would also make trainers more efficient and effective.