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Experiential Learning & Experiential Education

Articles & References on Learning by Doing

James Neill
Last updated:
28 Mar 2005


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American Youth Policy Forum.  Experiential education: Just what do we mean?

Dewey, J. (1897). My pedagogic creed.

Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education. Macmillan. http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/publications/dewey.html

Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and education. Macmillan. [250 word summary]

Dirkx, J. M. (2000).  Transformative learning and the journey of individuation. ERIC Digest (ED448305).

Dirkx, J. M., & Lavin, R. (1991).  Understanding and facilitating experience-based learning in adult education: The FOURthought model. Paper presented at the Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference, October 3-4, St. Paul, MN.

Ellsworth, J. B. (2000). A survey of educational change models. ERIC Digest ED444597.

Fenwick, T. J. (2001). Experiential learning: A theoretical critique from 5 perspectives. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career and Vocational Education: Columbus, OH.

Gass, M. A. (2002). Kurt Hahn Address, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education  International Conference, St. Paul., MN, November 7-10.

Greenaway, R. (2002). Experiential learning articles and critiques of David Kolb's theory. Active Reviewing. http://reviewing.co.uk/research/experiential.learning.htm

Hovelynck J. (2001). Beyond didactics: A reconnaissance of experiential learning. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 6(1), 4-12. [pdf]

Howe, H. (1974). The role of experience in education. Paper presented to the National Conference on Experiential Education, Estes Park, Colorado.

Martin, R. A. (2003). Holistic education research: Projects summary. [328kb pdf] http://www.pathsoflearning.net/research/projects.pdf

National Society for Experiential Education (1997). Foundations of Experiential Learning.  http://www.nsee.org/found.htm

Sheffield, J. (n.d.). Experiential education: What the hell is it anyway?  http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/3918/exp.html

Tangen-Foster, J., & Tangen-Foster, L. (1998). The caring capacity: A case for multi-age experiential learning. Electronic Green Journal, 9.

University of Western Australia.  Experiential learning: Alternative mode to teaching and learning. http://www.csd.uwa.edu.au/altmodes/to_delivery/experiential_learning.html

Webb, R. L. (2000). Natural learning environments: Tools to empower students

References with some summary text

Beard, C., & Wilson, J. P. (2002). The power of experiential learning: A handbook for trainers and educators. London: Kogan Page. [search for ISBN 0-7494-3467-8] [book description only]

Journal of Experiential Education.  Philosophy of Experiential Education articles.