ERIC Number: ED260636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Bibliography of Research in Experiential Learning, Internships and Field Studies. PANEL Resource Paper #10.
Anderson, Jennifer, Comp.; Smith, Leslie, Comp.
An annotated bibliography on the state of research in experiential learning covers sponsored field study, internships, or cooperative type placements at the postsecondary level. In addition to 4 studies in progress, 23 empirical research projects are described that concern program evaluation, developmental changes in students, program design, and the learning environment. Another section covers 26 models that can be used as a basis for the design and conduct of further research on experiential learning. Finally, related research that has implications for experiential education is described. These 12 studies focus primarily on the questions of who the learner is and how learning occurs. Each study/model of the bibliography is categorized according to a conceptual framework that includes four sets of variables: (1) participant characteristics (demographic, attitudinal, cognitive, affective); (2) delivery (program designs, learning methods, evaluation, learning environment, course designs); (3) outcomes (learner, employer, faculty, community); and (4) institutional implications (retention, enrollment, recruitment, impact on educational philosophy). (SW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Students, Cooperative Education, Educational Research, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Internship Programs, Learning Experience, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Student Development
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC. Peer Assistance Network in Experiential Learning.
Note: Revision of a bibliography compiled by the Research Committee for the University of California Systemwide Experiential Learning Project. For related documents, see HE 018 617-635.