ERIC Number: ED271055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Experiential Education within Your Institution.
Kendall, Jane C.; And Others
Ways to promote the experiential learning option at colleges and universities are discussed in this sourcebook for faculty, deans, presidents, and program directors. Learning through experience might involve internships, community service-learning, field studies, cooperative education, cross-cultural programs, and practica. The following concerns are addressed: building experiential education into the mission and values of the college, integrating this mode of learning into the curriculum, increasing faculty involvement, ensuring quality, evaluation systems, financial and administrative structures, and strategies for institutional change. Included are descriptions of recommended resource materials that cover these topics. Recommendations and descriptive information from experiential education pilot projects at 20 colleges and universities are provided, along with checklists and charts that are designed to help colleges assess the following areas: values at the institution, the degree of student-centeredness in learning, goals of an experiential program, program staffing and operation, characteristics of student participants, faculty involvement on campus, the current administrative structure, the pros and cons of four administrative models, and use of an outside consultant. Included is a detailed index with cross references. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Cooperative Education, Educational Quality, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Teacher Participation
National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, 122 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 ($20.00 nonmembers; $17.00 members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC.