What is a Learning Review and how is it different from a traditional investigation? Learning Reviews differ from traditional investigations in their purpose, the way they’re conducted and the focus of the recommendations. The purpose of a Learning Review is to learn and improve. They’re conducted in a way that is designed to uncover how the incident happened, including things that might not be revealed by a traditional investigation. The recommendations are focused on improving the whole ‘system’ (the way work is done in forestry) rather than on individuals.