Experiential Learning Internal Processes


This module will provide the learner with an understanding of the role experience plays in learning. The major contributories to Experiential Learning theory will be examined and the framework created by Beard and Wilson will be used to examine the internal processes of the learner in experiential learning contexts. The examination of the internal processes of the learner will take into account emotions in learning, multiple intelligences, and learning styles. Opportunities will be provided for learners to design, facilitate and evaluate experiential programmes.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate a broad understanding of the premise, theoretical foundation and lineage of experiential learning

  2. Describe the holistic nature of experiential learning with particular reference to the internal environment of the learner

  3. Devise experiential learning interventions and have the ability to review and critically appraise their effectiveness in a broad range of contexts

  4. Recognise, and describe the different factors that impact on the internal learning environment such as the emotions, learning styles, and forms of intelligence.

  5. Practice and develop the compency of experiential learning facilitation in a safe and encouraging forum and learning to enhance these skills through discussion, tutor and peer feedback and reflective writing.

  6. Recognize the ethical implication of their practice, make sound personal judgements and understand existing codes of practice.

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