ERIC Number: ED385415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education.
Kraft, Richard J., Ed.; Kielsmeier, James, Ed.
This anthology is a compilation of 59 articles that includes items previously published in the "Journal of Experiential Education" and presentations given at conventions of the Association for Experiential Education. Based on John Dewey's belief that "all genuine education comes through experience," this book aims to inform educators, administrators, and researchers in schools and institutions of higher education as they seek to put experiential education into practice. Section One covers theoretical assumptions, experiential curriculum design, and the place of experiential education in national school reform efforts. Section Two includes articles on community service and service learning, outdoor and environmental education, internships, apprenticeships, and working in multicultural and cross-cultural settings. Section Three examines applications of experiential education in the classroom, including general educational strategies, history projects, mathematics and science projects, language arts activities, working with special populations, cooperative learning, games, and working with young children. Section Four covers experiential components in college courses, teacher education, research and evaluation methods, and summaries of research and evaluation findings on experiential education. A combined reference list contains over 400 references. Includes author profiles and an index of original publication dates. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Relevance (Education), Theory Practice Relationship
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004-1840 ($38.95; $30 to AEE members).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: For companion volume on the theory of experiential education, see RC 020 223.