ERIC Number: ED260633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring and Supporting Experiential Learning. PANEL Resource Paper #5.
Permaul, Jane Szutu
The role of instructional personnel in supporting students on field experience assignments is discussed. After identifying current monitoring practices, attention is directed to: making effective use of experience for learning, making progress toward learning objectives, providing students feedback, providing additional resources, and continuously documenting learning. The process of documenting the field work in journals, logs, or field notes allows students to commit their experience to words, and periodic reflection on the writings may help students to generalize and to formulate new concepts. One form of journal recording uses critical incidents as foci for reflection, while another approach asks students to record by describing learning experiences encountered. Seminars and individual conferences are best used for interaction, sharing of experiences, and feedback. Two instruments allow the students to self-monitor while providing the instructor and field supervisor similar information: a matrix form to record student achievement along developmental indicators in relationship to learning objectives, and activity sheets to document achievement of learning contract objectives. Effective monitoring/support of learning requires clear learning objectives and activities. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC. Peer Assistance Network in Experiential Learning.
Note: For related documents, see HE 018 617-635.