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[Xmca-l] Re: Looking for lit on experiential learning?
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- Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:53:22 -0500
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I'd suggest the following...
Infed.org is a great resource for theory and practice in informal
education, with many cites and articles on experiential learning.
For a good overview of perspectives and theories of experiential learning
see... Fenwick, T.J. (2003). *Learning through experience: Troubling
orthodoxies and intersecting questions*. Krieger, Malabar, Fl.
Also check out Donald Schön's and Chris Argyris's work on reflective
practice and action science, both heavily based on Dewey's theory of
See Robin Usher's work for a postmodern point of view and critique
of experiential learning.
Finally, for a great critique of Kolb see: Ord, J. (2009). Experiential
learning in youth work in the UK: a return to Dewey.* International Journal
of Lifelong Education*. Vol 28/4, 495-511
On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Greg Thompson <email@example.com>
> I have a favor to ask:
> I have a student who is interested in experiential learning (Kari Kane,
> cc'd on this email, so please "reply all" if possible), and we're looking
> for a greater breadth of the literature on experiential learning.
> So far, we have David Kolb's work on experiential learning and I've pointed
> her to some oldie but goodie stuff by Dewey as well as the not quite so
> oldie stuff by Cole.
> So I'm just wondering if you have suggestions of folks who have done
> particularly good work/writing on experiential learning? (doesn't
> necessarily have to be from a CHAT perspective, just good work).
> Some more details on Kari's research, she is going to be doing an academic
> internship at (and eventually shaping her thesis around) work at a
> tuition-based school for troubled youth that employs experiential learning
> as one of the main pedagogical/therapeutic tools. Kari's eventual interests
> are to bring a model like this to her work in low-income communities, but
> for now she is focusing on the practice and process of experiential
> Many thanks in advance for your help with this!
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
Ellen Scully-Russ, Ed.D.
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Curriculum, Executive Leadership
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 147
Ashburn, VA 20147
Editorial Board Member,* Adult Learning, Advances in Developing Human
Resources, Journal of Transformative Education*
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