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ERIC Number: EJ939138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Enhancing Transfer of Learning through Post-Course Reflection
Leberman, Sarah I.; Martin, Andrew J.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v4 n2 p173-184 2004
This article investigates how a structured post-course follow-up reflection activity affects the depth of reflection and facilitates the transfer of learning. The research is reflective, based on the findings from the Action Learning Management Practicum, a 3rd year paper at Massey University, New Zealand. The initial reflections at the end of the course generally went no deeper than students "noticing", or "making sense" of the experiences. With the benefit of distance and time away from the course, the students' reflection was deep and insightful. The findings suggest that the post-course reflection activity enables participants to "make meaning" from their experiences with the benefit of time and distance from the initial post-course reflection, thus enhancing the transfer of learning. The article argues for an extension and adaptation to Kolb's "Experiential Learning Cycle" model in relation to the time of reflection based on the empirical evidence provided. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand