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ERIC Number: EJ912857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Campus Stories: Three Case Studies. Part C: Putting Experiential Education into Practice--Using Kolb as a Learning Model for Implementing Organizational Change
Johnson, James R.; Kovach, Ronald J.; Roberson, Patricia N.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n124 p81-87 Win 2010
This article is the third of three case studies of successful implementation of experiential education at very different types of institutions. This case study discusses the use of David A. Kolb's Experiential Learning Model in the implementation of innovative graduation requirements in experiential education that began in 2008. Purdue University Calumet (PUC), located in Hammond, Indiana, is the largest regional campus in the Purdue University system. Experiential Learning @ PUC (ExL) was designed to create distinction among other universities and develop a niche by improving the education of its students. As a result, a strategic initiative began in 2005. It was understood that the initiative would need to involve the entire campus community and faculty. This deliberate approach would require a carefully thought out organizational change process, as it would require a different way of teaching for many disciplines. The decision was made to use a metaimplementation model based on Kolb's theories, along with action learning. The decision led to success in its initial year. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.) [For Part A, see EJ912855; for Part B, see EJ912856.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana