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The power of experiential learning : a handbook for trainers and educators

Author: Colin Beard; John P Wilson
Publisher: London : Kogan Page ; Sterling, VA : Stylus Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook pulls together both the theory and practice of experiential learning, a wide-ranging approach that covers all types of learning that employ activity-based experience. The authors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Beard; John P Wilson
ISBN: 0749434678 9780749434670
OCLC Number: 45828906
Description: vii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Unlocking new combinations: Introduction; The tumblers; An overview of the chapters; Conclusion. Part 2 Exploring experiential learning: Introduction; Defining experiential learning; A meaningful experience; Learning is personal; Painful learning; Detrimental experiential learning; Learning from mistakes; Formal versus experiential learning; The lineage of experience learning; Experience as learning styles; A chronology of experiential learning; Challenging the concept of experiential learning; Conclusion. Part 3 The design milieu: Introduction; The milieu - activities, methods, techniques and materials; Planned or unplanned?; Innovation, activities, resources and objects - a simple experiential typology; Stimulating intelligence; Adventurous activities and journeys - challenge and risk; Sequencing the challenges; Mind challenges; Sensory stimulation; Change the rules and create obstacles; Constructing and using physical objects; Telling the story - using physical objects; Conclusion. Part 4 Exploring reality: Introduction; What is a real experience?; Fantasy; Play as experiential learning; Suspending reality - drama and role-playing; Metaphors and storytelling; Management development and cartoons; Creating comic strips - suggestions for good practice; Using photographic images and computer software; Reading and writing - reflections on reality; Conclusion. Part 5 Places and elements: Introduction; Indoor-outdoor, natural-artificial; Artificial urban environments; Pedagogy and personal development; The sensory power of nature; Empathetic strategies and the outdoor "cure"; Rafts or wildlife projects?; Eco-adventure and multiple learning; Sustainable development. Part 6 The emotional experience: Introduction; Emotion and experiential learning; The emotional nerve centre; The powerof the emotional state; Emotional waves; Experiencing emotional calm - sorting time; Ecstasy and peak learning; Experience, learning and "identity"; Spiritual feelings; Conclusion. Part 7 Working with emotions: Introduction; The emotional climate - mood setting and relaxed alertness; Overcoming emotion - fear; Mapping fears - accessing the inner family; Using trilogies in emotional work; Using humour and other positive emotions; Accessing emotions through popular metaphors; Metaphoric intervention; Conclusion. Part 8 Good practice and ethics: Introduction; The booming business; The deliverers; Facilitator roles; Intruding complicators or enabling animateurs; Dysfunctional and indigenous learning; Setting the climate and conditions. (Part contents.)
Responsibility: Colin Beard & John P. Wilson.
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