ERIC Number: EJ1031437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
The Experiential Learning Cycle in Undergraduate Diversity and Social Justice Education
Pugh, Greg L.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n3 p302-315 2014
Teaching for diversity and social justice is the teaching of complex abstract ideas about privilege and oppression, such as the social construction of social groups and identity. An effective way to teach this material is with experiential learning, but this approach requires much more than exercises and activities. Courses must be consciously structured to emphasize both the elements and cycle of experiential learning, as well as attending to critical thinking and the potential for cognitive dissonance. An example of this process from an undergraduate course is presented to demonstrate course construction, experiential learning strategies, and initial outcomes.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Instructional Design, Cultural Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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