ERIC Number: ED383600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Experiential Education: A View from the Top.
Adler, Madeleine Wing
This conference paper advocates that experiential learning provides learners with a deeper sense of knowing and self-confidence in taking risks to be change agents in their chosen fields. Five components of experiential learning are described: (1) there is an emphasis on learning-by-doing; (2) there is an emphasis on learning by listening; (3) internships are not costly in terms of careers; (4) recurrent learning occurs to gather new skills; and (5) this can be a useful management technique. An internship program is explained with examples from real life experiences. The roles of the three actors in the experiential experience are described: the facilitator, the principal, and the intern. A simple model for assessing the effectiveness of the experiential learning situation is included. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (New York, NY, September 1-4, 1994).