This edited collection offers a unique multidisciplinary perspective into the many factors that go into designing, facilitating, expanding, and assessing experiential learning (EL) from the perspective of faculty and staff educators. The editor and contributors bring decades of expertise with different forms of EL, including community-engaged learning, education abroad, internships, and more. Chapters offer case studies and reflections which highlight personal experiences and anecdotes which illuminate the realities of experiential teaching and learning. Through these stories and narratives, readers may better understand what doing EL entails on an everyday basis-both on a local and global scale-and learn how to enhance support and resources for experiential educators on college and university campuses.
Karen Lovett is Director of Experiential Learning at the University of Dayton, USA. Her research interests include how people learn through experience in diverse social contexts, and her work highlights the transformative impact of experiential learning on students' lives.
1. Introduction: Listening and Learning from Experiential Learning Educators2. When Students Write for Money: Reflections on a Decade of Teaching Grant Writing3. Intergenerational Engagement through Experiential Learning4. Museums and Mud: An Experiential Undergraduate Geology Course for Preservice Teachers5. Forming Engineers for the Common Good6. The Processes of Reciprocity and Reflection in Service-Learning Pedagogy7. Experiential Learning in Sustainability: Opportunities, Building Partnerships, and Student Engagement8. We Are All Students: The Moral Courage Project as a Model for Transdisciplinary Experiential Learning9. Dinner in the Desert Kitchen: Reflections on Experiential Learning through Food, Art and Social Practice10. Critical Cosmopolitan Citizens: Experiential Engagement with Local Immigrant and Refugee Communities11. Writing the History of the Dayton Arcade: Experiential Learning through Immersion, Collaboration, and Service12. Power, Access, and Policy: Reflections on the Women's Center Internship Program13. Beyond Skepticism or Compassion: A Critical Pedagogy of Gender-Based Violence14. Performing Arts in the Service of Others: The Common Good Players and Experiential Learning in Social Justice Theatre15. Student Employment for the Real World: Experiential Learning and Student Development16. Experiential Learning and Education Abroad: Examining the Experiences of Students in the Semester Abroad and Intercultural Learning Program17. Afterword: Learning, With Consequence