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ERIC Number: ED352686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Experiential Learning as an Adjunct to the Basic Course: Assessment of a Pedagogical Model.
Rolls, Judith A.
A study described and assessed a working experiential learning model used since 1976 as an adjunct to the basic speech communication course at the University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to class attendance, students in the basic course meet in a communication laboratory for one hour per week. The overall functioning of the model was evaluated by studying the day-to-day operation of the lab; surveying peer facilitator selection, training, and appraisal procedures; and examining experiential learning and student journal grading methods. Determining if students actually improved their mastery of speech communication was estimated by analyzing student journal entries and lab/facilitator evaluation forms. Results indicated that: (1) day-to-day operations of the lab function fairly smoothly; (2) limitations on funding and space seem to be an ongoing challenge; (3) hiring, training, and appraisal standards for peer facilitators have worked well; (4) because of the large number of students taking part in the lab, the lab coordinator is forced to share grading responsibilities with inexperienced peer facilitators; and (5) students find the lab encounter to be a useful one. Findings suggest that the model is effective in its delivery of experiential learning as an adjunct to the basic speech communication course. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada