ERIC Number: ED197106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Number of Suggestions for the Implementation of Experience Based Education Programs in Post Secondary Settings.
Althof, James E.
Intended as a guide for postsecondary faculty and administrators, this document suggests training and management decision guidelines for selection and implementation of an experience-based collegiate (EbCE) program. It is concerned with only one form of experiential learning--field experience or community-based education (internships, cooperative education programs, field trips, practicums). Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 overviews the guide and introduces the actlon research model which is the basis for the implementation process. Chapter 3 discusses the rationale and nature of experiential learning. Attention is given to Kolb's four-phase experiential instructional system. Eight guidelines from the literature that are important to effective field experience instruction are presented. As a guide for curriculum development, chapter 4 provides a profile of EbCE, a field experience/intership postsecondary program designed by the Appalachian Educational Laboratory (AEL). Chapter 5 outlines some existing program variations, reviews laws governing secondary and postsecondary school evaluation efforts, and describes agencies with oversight concerning quality control of educational processes and establishment of learning outcomes. Its major thrust is a learning measurement. Chapter 6 summarizes program scope and processes. Appendixes include a planning sheet for program implementation and descriptions of instructional materials in AEL's experience-based career education. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.