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ERIC Number: EJ864590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
What Does It Mean when They Don't Seem to Learn from Experience?
Zink, Robyn; Dyson, Michael
Cambridge Journal of Education, v39 n2 p163-174 Jun 2009
In this paper we use an example of when students appear not to have learnt from their experience to examine some of the "orthodoxies" of experiential education. This frames a discussion exploring how it is possible for a teacher to declare that students have got it "wrong" in relation to learning from experience. It is argued that both learning through experience and who has experiences is viewed through specific forms of reason within contemporary experiential education. The paper concludes with a challenge to open reason up to greater scrutiny in experiential education and consider the possibilities that emerge through the indeterminacy of relationships inherent in experience and education. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia