ERIC Number: ED489004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Using Experiential Learning in the Classroom: Practical Ideas for All Educators
Wurdinger, Scott D.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
While research and common sense tell that experiential learning is more effective than the more traditional process of information assimilation (where teachers lecture, test, and grade), high school, college, and university teachers continue to use paper-and-pencil tests as their primary grading and assessment tool. Many students fail to see the relevance of these sort of tests and are bored with passive methods of learning. "Using Experiential Learning in the Classroom: Practical Ideas for All Educators" explains what experiential learning is, why it works, and how it can be used in both high school and post-secondary educational settings. Tools for assessing experiential learning are also provided. A must-have resource for high school teachers and college professors. Following a preface, the chapters in this book are arranged in the following manner: (1) "Changing Teaching Formats"; (2) "What Is Experiential Learning?"; (3) "Why Experiential Leaning Works"; (4) "Experiential Schools"; (5) "Using Experiential Learning in Classroom Settings"; (6) "Assessing Experiential Learning"; and (7) " Barriers to Overcome". A list of references and a section providing information about the author conclude the book.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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