ERIC Number: EJ854764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Learning through Action: Parallel Learning Processes in Children and Adults
Ethridge, Elizabeth A.; Branscomb, Kathryn R.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n3 p400-408 Apr 2009
Experiential learning has become an essential part of many educational settings from infancy through adulthood. While the effectiveness of active learning has been evaluated in youth and adult settings, few known studies have compared the learning processes of children and adults within the same project. This article contrasts the active learning processes of children and adults by chronicling a service learning project in the United States in which 19 university students implemented an anti-bias curriculum with 112 young children. Findings are interpreted in relation to David Kolb's model of experiential learning. Implications for classroom practice and theory are discussed.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, College Students, Young Children, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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