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The Resource Beyond learning by doing : theoretical currents in experiential education, Jay W. Roberts

Beyond learning by doing : theoretical currents in experiential education, Jay W. Roberts

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Beyond learning by doing : theoretical currents in experiential education
Title
Beyond learning by doing
Title remainder
theoretical currents in experiential education
Statement of responsibility
Jay W. Roberts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is experiential education? What are its theoretical roots? Where does this approach come from? Offering a fresh and distinctive take, this book is about going beyond "learning by doing" through an exploration of its underlying theoretical currents. As an increasingly popular pedagogical approach, experiential education encompasses a variety of curriculum projects from outdoor and environmental education to service learning and place-based education. While each of these sub-fields has its own history and particular approach, they draw from the same progressive intellectual taproot. Each, in its own way, evokes the power of "learning by doing" and "direct experience" in the educational process. By unpacking the assumed homogeneity in these terms to reveal the underlying diversity of perspectives inherent in their usage, this book allows readers to see how the approaches connect to larger conversations and histories in education and social theory, placing experiential education in social and historical context"-- Provided by publisher
  • "EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION "This book brings a thoughtful and refreshing perspective on experiential education. Educators interested in outdoor learning, service learning, and place-based learning will find in Roberts' analysis a critical understanding of what learning by doing means." Dilafruz Williams, Portland State University What is experiential education? What are its theoretical roots? Where does this approach come from? Offering a fresh and distinctive take, this book is about going beyond "learning by doing" through an exploration of its underlying theoretical currents. As an increasingly popular pedagogical approach, experiential education encompasses a variety of curriculum projects from outdoor and environmental education to service learning and place-based education. While each of these sub-fields has its own history and particular approach, they draw from the same progressive intellectual taproot. Each, in its own way, evokes the power of "learning by doing" and "direct experience" in the educational process. By unpacking the assumed homogeneity in these terms to reveal the underlying diversity of perspectives inherent in their usage, this book allows readers to see how the approaches connect to larger conversations and histories in education and social theory, placing experiential education in social and historical context. Combining a critical philosophical approach with practical examples from the field, Beyond Learning by Doing gives readers both an excellent summary of the theoretical histories of experiential education and a thesis-driven argument about the current state of the field and its future possibilities and limitations Jay W. Roberts is Associate Professor of Education and Environmental Studies, Earlham College"-- Provided by publisher
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Roberts, Jay W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Experiential learning
  • Active learning
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Beyond learning by doing : theoretical currents in experiential education, Jay W. Roberts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: The River of Experience -- 2. Headwaters: From Experience to Experiential Education -- 3. Experience and the Individual: The Romantic Current -- 4. Experience and the Social: The Pragmatist Current -- 5. Experience and the Political: The Critical Current -- 6. Experience and the Market: The Normative Current -- 7. Experience and Democracy: The Hopeful Current
Control code
ocn642845800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 129 p.
Isbn
9780415882071
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011012423
System control number
(OCoLC)642845800
Label
Beyond learning by doing : theoretical currents in experiential education, Jay W. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: The River of Experience -- 2. Headwaters: From Experience to Experiential Education -- 3. Experience and the Individual: The Romantic Current -- 4. Experience and the Social: The Pragmatist Current -- 5. Experience and the Political: The Critical Current -- 6. Experience and the Market: The Normative Current -- 7. Experience and Democracy: The Hopeful Current
Control code
ocn642845800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 129 p.
Isbn
9780415882071
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011012423
System control number
(OCoLC)642845800

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