Learning Readiness: An Underappreciated yet Vital Dimension in Experiential Learning


  • E. Nick Maddox
  • Monique Forte
  • Robert W. Boozer


This paper focuses on the important topic of learning readiness. Learning readiness, from the authors’ framework, is the degree to which learners, in both management education and training, have prerequisite cognitive, emotive-attitudinal, and behavioral attributes, skills and orientations that will prepare them for involvement in active, experiential learning contexts. It is the view of the authors that this topic is underappreciated as a key dimension in the practice of experiential learning methods. The authors will share their emergent model of learning readiness based in social learning/social cognitive theory.