ERIC Number: EJ967793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Theorising Experiential Learning
Garraway, J.; Volbrecht, T.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1091-1102 2011
The article focuses on the transfer of knowledge learnt by students in the classroom to their experiential learning contexts. It is argued that transfer is not a simple process of application but rather one of recontextualisation of previously learnt knowledge. In order for students to perform this recontextualisation, some form of reflection on experience and previous learning is necessary. Michael Barnett's theorisation of the structure of the vocational curriculum, involving different types of recontextualisation, is used as a theoretical frame to examine knowledge transfer between university and work.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Experiential Learning, Relevance (Education), Transfer of Training, Reflection, College Science, Education Work Relationship, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa