ERIC Number: ED424414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Progress Town Analysis--An Application of the Process Model for Experiential Learning in Adult Education.
Dean, Gary J.; Murk, Peter J.
The Process Model of Experiential Learning, expanded from Dean (1993), is based on stages adapted from Pfeiffer and Jones (1983) and assumes a group of learners working together under the guidance of a group leader or facilitator. The model consists of seven stages, each composed of four different functions: leader's role regarding the content of the learning activity; leader's role regarding the process of conducting the activity; leadership role of the participants; and learners' roles and levels of involvement in the activity. In the planning stage, the leader assesses learners' readiness to participate in the experiential learning and identifies desired outcomes and methods. The leader creates a climate for involvement by identifying the relevance of the content, process, and anticipated outcomes and introduces the activity in which participants engage. During internalization, learners are actively engaged in the learning experience; the leader's role is facilitative. During reflection, the leader encourages discussion and support; learners strive to derive meaning from the experience. During generalization, the leader helps learners develop connections between the learning activity and their work. In applications, the leader provides guidance for learners to transfer learning; learners apply their new knowledge on the job and in their communities. During follow-up, the leader assesses learners' abilities to apply new learning. (An activity is provided in which participants use the model to develop a community needs assessment procedure. The model is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Phoenix, AZ, November 19-22, 1998).