Facilitating experiential learning: Observations and reflections

Facilitating experiential learning: Observations and reflections Techniques of experiential learning have grown rapidly in number and f acceptance in the last twenty-five years due to a number o factors, most notably: The sputnik-inspired education boom that brought Piaget’s work on cognitive development into wide usage 0 The field of organization development’s adaptation o unsmcf tured sensitivity training groups into more structured experiential adult learning programs The demographically and technologically fueled transition from a youth-oriented to an adult-oriented education market 0 The advent of computers, communication, and video technology, which offer networking, interaction, and simulation capabilities that form the technological base for development of highly sophisticated experiential learning systems. The “problem” these techniques solve so well is the unclosed loop in the traditional educational process-the personalization of knowledge. L H. Lewis, (Ed.). Expnimtiol and Sirnuloria Techiqucs for T c h n Adults. rvig New Directions for Continuing Education. no.SO. San Fandsm: J ~ h s 6June 1986. , These methods help to seal the bond between the learner and the learned in two ways: First, by encouraging reflection on the meaning of abstract concepts in the light of shared personal experiences, the techniques allow concepts to become “real”; that is, learners find examples and applications http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education Wiley

Facilitating experiential learning: Observations and reflections

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/facilitating-experiential-learning-observations-and-reflections-r4yIBbgZGa
Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1052-2891
eISSN
1536-0717
D.O.I.
10.1002/ace.36719863012
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Techniques of experiential learning have grown rapidly in number and f acceptance in the last twenty-five years due to a number o factors, most notably: The sputnik-inspired education boom that brought Piaget’s work on cognitive development into wide usage 0 The field of organization development’s adaptation o unsmcf tured sensitivity training groups into more structured experiential adult learning programs The demographically and technologically fueled transition from a youth-oriented to an adult-oriented education market 0 The advent of computers, communication, and video technology, which offer networking, interaction, and simulation capabilities that form the technological base for development of highly sophisticated experiential learning systems. The “problem” these techniques solve so well is the unclosed loop in the traditional educational process-the personalization of knowledge. L H. Lewis, (Ed.). Expnimtiol and Sirnuloria Techiqucs for T c h n Adults. rvig New Directions for Continuing Education. no.SO. San Fandsm: J ~ h s 6June 1986. , These methods help to seal the bond between the learner and the learned in two ways: First, by encouraging reflection on the meaning of abstract concepts in the light of shared personal experiences, the techniques allow concepts to become “real”; that is, learners find examples and applications

Journal

New Directions for Adult & Continuing EducationWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1986

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off