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ERIC Number: EJ1123228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
Integrated Experiential Education: Definitions and a Conceptual Model
Fenton, Lara; Gallant, Karen
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n2 Article 7 2016
Universities are currently embracing community engagement strategies to increase opportunities for student learning in community settings such as community organizations. Experiential learning is often touted as the pedagogy underlying such experiences. We undertook a research project exploring the challenges and benefits for students and faculty who are offering integrated experiential curriculum in universities within North American Recreation and Leisure studies programs. We also address the ways in which interviewees defined experiential, and in particular, integrated experiential education. In the paper, we propose a model, defining the breadth of integrated experiential education approaches across continua of place, curriculum, philosophy, instructor role, and content. The model provides a tool for both understanding common aspects of integrated experiential approaches and identifying where specific experiential activities lie across these continua.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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