Resource: Experiential Education

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Experiential Learning Theory: A Dynamic Holistic Approach to Management Learning/Education and Development The article describes how Experiential Learning Theory can serve as a useful framework to design and implement management education programs in higher education and management training and development. It describes how ELT is based on a learning cycle driven by the resolution of the dual dialectics of action/reflection and experience/abstraction. Administrators/Faculty This can be used for professional development and used to guide program design.
Learning to Use Experiential Methods This link is curriculum for a one-day training event including detailed instructions for several 1-3 hour workshops for facilitators. It is designed to enable any group of trainers to run workshops for themselves to introduce ELT theory and methods. Administrators/ Faculty This very user friendly tool can be used by education abroad professionals and faculty to quickly train themselves in experiential methods.
Experiential Learning Guide An easy to read article that carefully defines concepts of experiential learning including visuals and guiding principles Administrators/ Faculty This guide to can be used to incorporate aspects of experiential education into program design.
International Study and Experiential Learning: The Academic Context This journal article illustrates how experiential learning complements traditional academia and offers a framework for creating learning objectives through Kolb's learning cycle model. It outlines principles of good practice for experiential education and includes both a learning matrix and example learning objectives. Administrators/ Faculty This very helpful article can be used to by faculty in preparing course proposals and developing courses with experiential learning components.
Experiential Pedagogy for Study Abroad: Educating for Global Citizenship Explanation of why study abroad is not inherently a stepping stone to global citizenship and how applying experiential education theory to program design will yield much better quality. Administrators/ Faculty This article can serve as an introduction to how to improve quality. It provides specific steps in experiential ed theory that can serve as tools for adjusting program design.
Equity in International Experiential Learning: Assessing Benefits to Students and Host Communities Journal article on assessing the benefits of experiential learning to host communities and students through short-term faculty-led programs. Highlights key findings from experiences in South Africa and Dominica. Administrators/ Faculty/Host Communities The recommendations at the end of the article can be used in program design of both sustainable and fair trade faculty-led programs that respects host communities.
National Society for Experiential Education National resource for experiential educators with a special interest group dedicated to international education. Administrators/ Faculty This organization offers an academy that trains on theory of experiential education.
Experiential Learning This is a brief introduction to Experiential Learning. It includes lists and resources for educators to integrate EL into higher education. Administrators/ Faculty This brief article can be used as quick introduction to experiential education by those wanting to start to incorporate more Experiential Learning into program design.
Experiential Learning and Learning Styles Fosters Greater Understanding of Global Environment The author argues that a combination of the student's learning style along with experiential learning and academic service learning within a global context produces a deeper understanding of a global environment. Administrators/ Faculty This research paper presents ideas that can be used to guide program design -specifically the information on the most effective types of experiential learning.