ERIC Number: ED365634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Applying Experiential Learning in College Teaching and Assessment: A Process Model.
Jackson, Lewis, Ed.; And Others
This manual presents a process model in which university teaching and assessment processes are embedded within a broader view of the human learning experience and the outcomes that are required for professional student growth. The model conceptualizes the university's role in the lives of life-long learners and provides a framework for rethinking traditional university teaching practices and future research into teaching and learning. The model's components include: (1) adult learner characteristics; (2) the conceptual foundations of experiential learning; (3) methods and techniques for engaging learners in experiential learning activities; (4) assessment processes and outcomes, involving building a folio with artifacts and reproductions; and (5) building a portfolio from the folio. Implications of the model for college and university courses and programs are discussed. Chapters have the following titles and authors: "Overview of the Model of the Teaching/Learning Process" (Lewis Jackson and Doug MacIsaac); "Characteristics of Adult Learners and Foundations of Experiential Learning" (Rosemary Caffarella and Bruce Barnett); "Methods and Techniques for Engaging Learners in Experiential Learning Activities" (Patty Lee and Rosemary Caffarella); "Assessment Processes and Outcomes: Building a Folio with Artifacts and Reproductions" (Bruce Barnett and Patty Lee); and "Assessment Processes and Outcomes: Building a Portfolio from the Folio" (Doug MacIsaac and Lewis Jackson). (References accompany each chapter.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.