ERIC Number: ED391694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Powell's Journey: Canyon As Teacher. A Model for Experiential Education.
The concept of experiential education has gained increasing popularity among many types of institutions and organizations. Experiential education is an interactive learning process between student, instructor, subject, and environment where the student becomes actively involved with the subject at hand through discussion, activity, and creative thinking. It combines direct experience that is meaningful to the student, with guided reflection and analysis. This report describes a course of study, Integrated Field Study-The John Wesley Powell Journey, that incorporates experiential learning in its design. This 15 credit course was offered through Prescott College's Outdoor Action and Environmental Studies programs during the months of October, November, and December of 1992. The course offered a unique opportunity to integrate wilderness expedition skills and white water rafting with intensive earth sciences and scientific research. Appendices include: course proposal, course application, faculty resumes, promotional material, permit processes, equipment lists and menus, curriculum planning, itineraries, student projects, and the learning contract. (JRH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Paper, Mankato State University. Cover title varies.