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ERIC Number: ED140909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Experiential Learning in the Community College. Topical Paper No. 63.
Heermann, Barry
This monograph argues the need for incorporating experiential learning of many types into two-year college education. Experiential learning falls into two broad categories, learning through life experience or nonsponsored prior learning, and sponsored learning which is incorporated into institutional programs designed to give students direct experience in integrating and applying knowledge. Several examples are used to illustrate the essential components of sponsored programs and a detailed discussion on recognition, assessment, and crediting nonsponsored experiential learning is given. It is noted that accepting the idea that learning takes place in locations other than the college campus is one thing while providing opportunities for such education is quite another. Specific requirements for a successful sponsored learning program include but are not limited to careful planning, systems design, energy, enthusiasm, and the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and support of faculty, counselors, administrators, and other participants. The College Without Walls at Sinclair Community College (Ohio) is described to illustrate the operation of a comprehensive experiential learning program. Experiential learning assessment forms are appended and a bibliography is included. (JDS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.