Mihaly Csiksentmihalyi describes the flow as “an optimal psychological state that people experience when engaged in an activity that is both appropriately challenging to one’s skill level, often resulting in immersion and concentrated focus on a task. This can result in deep learning and high levels of personal and work satisfaction”

At The Learning Flow, we focus on Learning, the process whereby learners actively construct their knowledge and skills (Barr& Tagg, 1995; De Corte, 1996) rather than on training, the action of a trainer transferring knowledge.


Taking a learner centred approach to the capacity building programmes that we design and implement, we shift the role of the trainer from “sage on the stage to guide on the side” (King 2010)