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ERIC Number: EJ1070373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
Facilitating Experiences: A Snap Shot of What Is Happening out There
Dickson, Tracey; Gray, Tonia
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v10 n2 p41-52 2006
A primary goal in experiential education is to facilitate the learning from the activities in a meaningful, empowering and compelling manner. The activities, which are used to guide a reflective session, debrief a particular incident or process a learning activity vary greatly across the profession. In a study of 76 experiential educators in Australia, North America and South East Asia it was found that the activities used to process experiences tended to be more influenced by the learning styles of the facilitators than by the needs or preferences of the individual learners. Drawing upon learning styles theories, this study advocates the need for additional focus upon the broader learning needs of the participants when choosing the reflective activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; North America
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