ERIC Number: ED351574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Empowerment through Experiential Learning: Explorations of Good Practice.
Mulligan, John, Ed.; Griffin, Colin, Ed.
This volume brings together papers from the 1991 Conference on Experiential Learning held at Surrey University (England); its 25 chapters are divided into 5 sections. An introduction provides a brief overview of each chapter. Section 1 is concerned with theoretical frameworks and philosophical and critical reflection: "Absorbing Experiential Learning" (Griffin); "Learner Experience: A Rich Resource for Learning" (Saddington); "Experiential Learning: the Confucian Model" (Mak); "Exploration of Levels of Awareness and Change Processes in Group Encounter" (Barber); "Politics of Facilitation: Balancing Facilitator Authority and Learner Autonomy" (Heron); and "Silent Learning: Experience as a Way of Knowledge" (Ranjan). Section 2 deals with the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL): "Linking Personal Learning and Public Recognition" (Evans); "APEL for Access to Science and Technology" (Paczuska); "Women's Informal Learning in a Neighbourhood Setting" (Webb, Redhead); "Constraints upon Portfolio Development in the Accreditation of Prior Learning" (Balckman, Brown); and "Making Experience Count: Facilitating the APEL Process" (Hull). Section 3 discusses issues related to the institutional assimilation of experiential learning: "Empowerment through Experiential Learning" (Tate); "Cooperative Inquiry into Organizational Culture: Wrekin District Council Experience" (Marshall); and "Police Probationer Training: Resistance to Writing as an Aid to Reflection in Experiential Learning" (Bartrop). Section 4 focuses on experiential learning processes from a variety of different perspectives: "Adventure-Based Experiential Learning" (Richards); "In the Midst of Experience: Developing a Model to Aid Learners and Facilitators" (Boud, Walker); "Reflection and Empowerment in the Professional Development of Adult Educators" (Knights); "Internal Processors in Experiential Learning" (Mulligan); "Creative Capability and Experiential Learning" (Henry); and "Suggestopedia: Way of Learning for the 21st Century" (Hooper-Hansen). Section 5 presents examples of teaching and facilitation methods for experience-based learning: "Learning Contracts: How They Can Be Used in Work-Based Learning" (Marshall, Mill); "Learning Experiences for Professional Reality and Responsibility" (Anderson, McMillan); "Experiential Learning Approach to Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills" (Higgs); "Task and Reflection in Learning to Learn" (Anderson); and "Encouraging Experiential Learning: Lessons from the 16-18 Curriculum Enrichment Programme" (Taylor). A subject index is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Conference Proceedings, Credits, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Empowerment, Experience, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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