ERIC Number: EJ1035137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Using Non-Extension Volunteering as an Experiential Learning Activity for Extension Professionals
Andrews, Kevin B.; Lockett, Landry L.
Journal of Extension, v51 n1 Article 1IAW6 Feb 2013
Extension professionals can gain much-needed competencies in volunteer administration through experiential learning by participating in volunteer activities. Experiential learning is a means of behavior change that allows the individual learner to reflect on, abstract, and apply their experiences to new situations. This article expands on Boyd's list of methods for overcoming barriers to developing competencies in volunteer administration. Extension professionals can participate in experiential learning on demand and for little to no cost, while also creating public value.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Volunteers, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Educational Benefits, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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