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Isaak, Jerry; Devine, Michael; Gervich, Curt; Gottschall, Richard – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest comprehensive public university system, recently proposed making experiential learning activities available to all students enrolled in an academic program. Each campus was tasked with examining the feasibility of including experiential learning activities as a degree…
Descriptors: State Universities, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Required Courses
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Munge, Brendon; Thomas, Glyn; Heck, Deborah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Many disciplines use outdoor fieldwork (OFW) as an experiential learning method in higher education. Although there has been an increase in research into the pedagogical approaches of OFW, the use of OFW is contested. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to synthesize the OFW literature across a range of disciplines to identify common…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Field Instruction
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Fede, Jacquelyn H.; Gorman, Kathleen S.; Cimini, Maria E. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Evidence suggests experiential learning promotes the development of a range of transferrable skills including communication, responsibility, and social skills. However, many students are unable to participate in internships or other common forms of experiential education because they need to work for pay. University employment has been…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Models, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Smith, Heidi A.; Segbers, Teresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Higher education outdoor studies programs retain a critical interest in student experiences as they seek to prepare citizens in a globalized, yet simultaneously neo-nationalist, world. Purpose: This research explored the impact of transculturality on the student experience of outdoor studies in the Transcultural European Outdoor…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Outdoor Education, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Ricke, Audrey – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Although past studies of service-learning focus on assessing student growth, few studies address how to support students in applying theory to their service-learning experiences. Yet, the task of applying theory is a central component of critical reflections within the social sciences in higher education and often causes anxiety among…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Jordan, Katherine A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Anderson, Denise M.; Pilcher, June J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Experiential education in higher education provides opportunities for college student development that contribute to student success. As such, a leisure education program is posited as a complement to experiential education programming. Purpose: This study explored the impact of a leisure education program (leisure skills) on…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Leisure Education, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Pipitone, Jennifer M. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Emergent bodies of literature have uncovered problematic trends in U.S. study abroad that reproduce hierarchies of power and colonialism, perpetuate views of an exotic cultural "other," and privilege tourism over education. Purpose: This work responded to these problems by exploring ways of teaching and learning in study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Social Change, Place Based Education
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Djonko-Moore, Cara M.; Leonard, Jacqueline; Holifield, Quintaniay; Bailey, Elsa B.; Almughyirah, Sultan M. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Children living in urban areas often have limited opportunities to experience informal science environments. As a result, some do not have a deep understanding of the environment, natural resources, ecosystems, and the ways human activities affect nature. Purpose: This article examines how experiential science education supported urban…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Experiential Learning, Urban Schools, Knowledge Level
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Hougham, R. Justin; Nutter, Marc; Graham, Caitlin – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The current study, Project EARPOD (Engaging At-Risk Populations Outdoors, Digitally), addressed two questions: First, does the use of technology in environmental education detract from students' experiences outdoors? Second, can these technological interventions be expanded to provide access to students and schools across the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Technology Integration
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Gibbons, Sandra; Ebbeck, Vicki; Gruno, Jennifer; Battey, Glenda – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Research has identified enhancement of positive self-concept as an important outcome connected with participation in adventure-based activities in physical education (PE). Purpose: This study compared the effectiveness of Team Building Through Physical Challenges (TBPC) and Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education (ACPE) programs on…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Adventure Education, Self Concept, Middle School Students
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Fifolt, Matthew; Morgan, Amy Ferguson; Burgess, Zoe Ripple – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The public education system in the United States faces significant challenges in understanding and addressing issues of student disengagement among high-poverty youth in urban centers. Academic and community leaders are encouraged to seek new and innovative strategies to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that promote…
Descriptors: Poverty, Nonprofit Organizations, Urban Schools, Agricultural Education
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Grimwood, Bryan S. R.; Gordon, Michelle; Stevens, Zachary – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Outdoor education often aims to facilitate positive human-nature relationships and craft healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Processes and outcomes of program innovations seeking to address "nature-deficit disorder" among children can be understood from a narrative perspective. Purpose: This study illuminates how a group of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Urban Education, Personal Narratives, Teachers
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Dorfsman, Marcelo I.; Horenczyk, Gabriel – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Educational museums are composed of objects, documents, and narratives that together create a learning experience. Existing models of museum education tend to analyze the visitor experience, but rarely take into consideration the unique characteristics and challenges of multicultural heritage museums. Purpose: This article proposes a…
Descriptors: Museums, Jews, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Asfeldt, Morten; Hvenegaard, Glen; Purc-Stephenson, Rebecca – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Understanding strategies for enhancing learning is central to developing effective teaching practices. Students' perceptions of these practices are critical for deepening this understanding. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate students' perceptions of a group journal activity (GJA) on learning enhancement and to present a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Student Attitudes, Journal Writing
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Jia, Xiaokai; Jung, Jiyoon; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Stand-alone educational technology courses have long faced the challenge of connecting preservice teachers to real-world problems of using technology for teaching and learning. Although many studies investigated the benefits of service-learning in teacher education, few were conducted in stand-alone educational technology courses.…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Service Learning, World Problems, Educational Technology
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