The “10 Commandments” of effective experiential learning: Editorial

While growth in the field has resulted in some confusion about practices and terms in experiential learning, a recent article in Inside Higher Ed identifies the key foundational elements in this form of education. Drawing on their experience and research, Jay Roberts and Anna Welton developed a tongue-in-cheek “10 Commandments” reference for experiential learning. These include designing experiential learning activities with a focus on student agency, aligning experiences with clear goals and intentions, and allowing for uncertainty and ambiguity in the learning process. “A main aim of liberal education is to empower students to be self-aware agents of change, prepared for meaningful participation in their communities and civil society,” conclude the authors. “Experiential learning, clearly articulated and consistently applied, can play a prominent and vital role in realizing that goal.” Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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