Work-in-Progress: Classroom-Based Experiential Education
Field-based Experiential Education has been used in higher education for decades in the form of internships, service-learning, etc. However not all students are in a position to take advantage of these opportunities. Classroom-based experiential learning activities offer students another way to deepen their learning. However, these activities need to be carefully designed, aligned to the course learning objectives and assessments, and include a meaningful reflective component. The purpose of this study is to identify examples of classroom-based experiential learning across disciplines. The first part of the study includes a search of the experiential education literature. Next steps will include semi-structured interviews and document analysis with professors who are willing to share their successful plans with colleagues. Ultimately the information gathered from the literature and interviews will be placed in a repository as a resource for faculty members.
KeywordsExperiential education Assessment
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