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ERIC Number: EJ1073138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Cross-Disciplinary Faculty Perspectives on Experiential Learning
Rosenstein, Alvin; Sweeney, Catherine; Gupta, Rakesh
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v5 n3 p139-144 2012
An on-line survey was conducted among a university's department chairs in an effort to gain perspective on university-wide use of Experiential Learning (EL). While there were differences in cross-disciplinary definitions and perspectives regarding EL, ninety-one per cent of 35 department chairs indicated their department made use of EL with greatest use during the junior and senior years. EL is defined generally as a hands-on experience and/or learning by doing while cognitive activity, such as observation and reflection, is included in the definition by a third of the chairs. Eighty-eight per cent of the chairs believe students view EL as either "very beneficial" or "beneficial".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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