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ERIC Number: ED285465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Pages: 39
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The Application and Integration of Experiential Education in Higher Education.
Stehno, Joseph J.
An overview of the philosophy and methodology of experiential education in higher education is presented, with attention to definitions, characteristics, models, processes, and purposes of this approach. Experiential education involves a guided process of questioning, investigating, reflecting, and conceptualizing based on direct experience. The learner is actively engaged in the process of learning, has freedom to choose, and directly experiences the consequences. The following models and processes of experiential education are considered: Dewey's three-stage process of learning, Kolb's cyclical learning process, Joplin's action-reflection cycle, Williamson's format for designing an experiential curriculum in school settings, and Kesselheim's learning process. A number of practical experiential education programs and activities are described, including cooperative education, internships, and cross-cultural field study. Other types of programming include: the University without Walls concept and experiential techniques incorporated into a course or program, such as simulations and case studies. Wilderness/outdoor experiential programs are another alternative. Recommendations for faculty and colleges are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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