ERIC Number: ED394443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Student Learning Outside the Classroom: Transcending Artificial Boundaries. ERIC Digest.
Kuh, George D.; And Others
This digest reviews the literature on ways that institutions of higher education can enhance student learning outside the classroom. It considers research on the contributions of out-of-class experiences to valued outcomes of postsecondary education and identifies nine institutional conditions which appear to foster student learning outside the classroom such as clear, coherent, and consistently expressed educational purposes and an ethos of learning that pervades all aspects of the institution. Institutions are urged to take such steps as breaking down the barriers between various institutional units and creating situations in which students examine the connections between their studies and life outside the classroom. Also addressed are the roles of governing boards and presidents, academic and student affairs administrators, faculty members, and students in fostering out-of-classroom learning. All members of the campus community are urged to view learning as continuous and contagious. (Contains five references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Student Development, Student Experience, Student Participation, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: For the full report, see HE 029 138.