The Dynamic Learning Cycle

In 1991–93 a group of educators devised the Framework for Transformation with its dynamic learning cycle resting within the parameters of twelve principles. Piloted, monitored and then first published in 1995, the Framework has been used successfully in thousands of organisations.

Resting within the twelve principles lies the Dynamic Learning Cycle – the process on which Values and Visions is based.

With values at its core, the process moves from experience to reflection to purpose and action and back again in a repeating cycle.

What is Values and Visions?

How does Values and
Visions work?

Where can Values and
Visions help you?


Within each section – experience, reflection, purpose and action – are activities dealing with the different elements of that stage. It is important that you work through the cycle but you can pick and choose the activities in each section depending on the topic or curriculum area you are focusing on.

You are using holistic ways of learning in order to reach very specific outcomes: inner strength, a strong sense of community and global sustainability.

Here are some examples of people who have worked with Values and Visions or who see it as a way to enhance relationships and learning in your school or other environments.

Here is a leaflet from the Global Learning Centre in London (website is http – not secure):

Global Learning London

Learning in a Global Context: Values Education

Here's a Japanese ELT teacher using ideas from V and V in the language learner classroom.

Global Issues in Language Education

In this site by Anker Mikelson, a Danish educationalist, you'll find an article by Barbara MacGilkrist, Kate Myers and Jane Reedon “Leading the Intelligent School" which uses V and V ideas. They are also used in their book “The Intelligent School".

The Intelligent School