ERIC Number: ED207882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Experiential Education as a Teaching Strategy.
Massey, Sara R.
This experiential education course was designed as part of an experimental program in education leading to a master's degree for teachers and administrators living in an isolated, rural area in Maine. Course outline, assignments, references, and lesson plans are provided. Elementary aspects of archaeology were used as the content from which to study experiential education. The objectives of the course were: to develop an understanding of experiential education; to acquire information and experience in a variety of experientially-oriented teaching strategies; and to learn the scientific method of inquiry. Assignments for participants in the course included readings; developing criteria for comparing experiential activities; developing two out of class experiential learning activities; taking field trips to and studying the architecture at Roosevelt's Home and Ocean View Lodge; and developing, implementing, and documenting two in-classroom experiential learning activities. The appendices comprise over half of the publication. Included are a mini lecture on the difference between experiential and traditional learning; four views of experiential education; readings on how children learn; worksheet for field trip to Roosevelt's summer house; an oral history packet; steps in the interview process; reprints of journal articles on how to design experiential curricula and simulations; and examples of three experiential activities. The Interact game "Dig" is also included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Machias.
Note: Some pages in the Appendices may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche or paper copy due to fading ink throughout original document.