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Table 1 Different stages of experiential learning and categories

From: Learning from Primary Health Care Centers in Nepal: reflective writings on experiential learning of third year Nepalese medical students

Stages Categories Sub categories
1. Concrete experiences Activity, observations, experiences Experiencing rural health
Learning by doing
2. Reflective observations Reflections based on observations Primary care vs. tertiary care
Application of theoretical knowledge
Reflections based on review of experiences
Role of supervisors
3. Abstract conceptualization Reflections from past experiences to new knowledge/concepts Self development
Understanding the reality
Sense of responsibility
4. Active experimentation Reflections on immediate plans, future plans, suggestions Immediate future plans
Suggestions to improve curriculum
Plans after becoming a doctor
Suggestions for improving policies