ERIC Number: EJ1082961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting the Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development through an Experiential Learning Model
Meyer, Shelley; Jones, Kenneth R.
Journal of Extension, v53 n5 Article 5IAW4 Oct 2015
The purpose of the project reported here was to apply Experiential Learning Theory to a context involving middle and high school aged youth while assessing the four concepts (belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity) in relation to the 4-H youth development essential elements. The conclusions of the project's evaluation suggest implications for further youth programming, as this project demonstrated promise in all (concept) areas. Youth indicated the acquiring of specific life skills as well as opportunities to apply those skills through various opportunities. The authors suggest recommendations for those who wish to incorporate experiential learning models within youth development programs.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students, Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, Daily Living Skills, Extension Education, Gardening, Surveys, Adolescent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A