ERIC Number: ED149679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Experience and Learning. An Introduction to Experiential Learning.
Chickering, Arthur W.
Today's experiential learning rests on long and worthy traditions. But the university's emphasis on analytic, reflective, and theoretical studies and its neglect of concrete experiences, practical applications, and active experimentation have been equally long-standing. The learning cycle of concrete experience, observation and reflection, abstract conceptualization, active experimentation, and application holds promise of improving the substance of higher education. Experiential learning can be viewed from a number of standpoints: examples, observations, and applications of it; its purposes, substance, and quality; institutional support; potentials for students and educational effectiveness; potentials for faculty and institutions; costs; and policy implications. A list of suggested reading is appended. (Editor/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, College Faculty, College Role, Costs, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Policy Formation, Student Experience
Change Magazine Press, NBW Tower, New Rochelle, New York 10801 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
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