ERIC Number: ED194145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sinclair Community College's (SCC's) Experience Based Education (EBE) program offers an alternative approach to learning which operates outside the time, format, and place constraints imposed by traditional, classroom-based education. After introductory material defining EBE and tracing the increased recognition of adult, lifelong learning activities and the growing demand for EBE at Sinclair, this monograph discusses SCC's cooperative education plan, under which students in individualized programs apply classroom learning to work situations. Factors crucial to the successful operation of the program are discussed, e.g., college/community cooperation, academic orientation, faculty participation, focus on specific learning outcomes, learning exercises beyond the work itself, curricular status, and SCC's three-option curricular plan. The next section describes SCC's Credit for Lifelong Learning Program and the steps involved in the development of a student portfolio which serves as the basis for determining credit. The Greater Dayton Consortium for Lifelong Learners is the subject of the next section of the report which describes the activities and objectives of the Consortium and its Educational Opportunity Center. The final section focuses on SCC's College Without Walls, in which students, through individual learning contracts, exercise the major responsibility for their lifelong learning activities. The monograph concludes with a discussion of EBE's impact on administration, faculty, and program development. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.