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Power of Experiential Learning

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ISBN-10: 0749434678

ISBN-13: 9780749434670

Edition: 2001

Authors: Colin Beard, Dominic Irvine, John P. Wilson

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Experiential learning is developing as a serious academic discipline and as a proven staff development technique. This handbook pulls together for the first time both the theory and practice of this wide-ranging approach that covers all types of learning that employs activity-based experience. Covering outdoor training, office based learning activities and the wide range of unusual techniques now being used on both sides of the Atlantic (using actors in training sessions, the structured use of reflection in the training and development cycle etc) the book offers both a though theoretical under-pinning and detailed practical advice often pulled from workshop material.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. An internationally recognized expert on PTSD, he is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is the coeditor of [ital]Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD[/ital] (with Terence M. Keane) and [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (with Jacob D. Lindy). Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. His eight books and more than 100 scientific and clinical publications…    

Unlocking Powerful Learning
The tumblers
An overview of the chapters
Exploring Experiential Learning
Defining experiential learning
A meaningful experience
Learning is personal
Painful learning
Detrimental experiential learning
Learning from mistakes
Formal versus experiential learning
The lineage of experience learning
Experience as learning styles
A chronology of experiential learning
Challenging the concept of experiential learning
The Design Milieu
The milieu--activities, methods, techniques and materials
Planned or unplanned?
Innovation, activities, resources and objects--a simple experiential typology
Stimulating intelligence
Adventurous activities and journeys--challenge and risk
Sequencing the challenges
Mind challenges
Stimulating the senses
Change the rules and create obstacles
Constructing and using physical objects
Telling the story--using physical objects
Exploring Reality
What is a real experience?
Play as experiential learning
Suspending reality: drama and role-playing
Metaphors and storytelling
Management development and cartoons
Creating comic strips--suggestions for good practice
Using photographic images and computer software
Reading and writing--reflections on reality
Places and Elements
Indoor-outdoor, natural-artificial
Artificial urban environments
Pedagogy and personal development
The sensory power of nature
Empathetic strategies and the outdoor 'cure'
Rafts or wildlife projects?
Eco-adventure and multiple learning
Sustainable development
The Emotional Experience
Emotion and experiential learning
The emotional nerve centre
The power of the emotional state
Emotional waves
Experiencing emotional calm--sorting time
Ecstasy and accelerated learning
Experience, learning and 'identity'
Spiritual feelings
Working with Emotions
The emotional climate--mood setting and relaxed alertness
Overcoming emotion--fear
Mapping fears: accessing the inner family
Using trilogies in emotional work
Using humour and other positive emotions
Accessing emotions through popular metaphors
Metaphoric intervention
Good Practice and Ethics
The booming business
The deliverers
Facilitator roles
Intruding complicators or enabling animateurs
Dysfunctional and indigenous learning
Setting the climate and conditions
Ground rules and values
Reviewing self-practice
Ethical behaviour
A question of balance
Emotional engineering
Ethical models
Codes of practice
Professional bodies and the professional codes of practice
Good practice: the environment
Ways of Learning
Theories of learning
The development of reflective practice
Using problems and challenges
Reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action
Single and double loop learning
Encouraging conditions for reflection
The danger of formal education and training
Critical reflection
Action learning
The action learning set
Timing and duration of learning sets
Problems and action learning
Strategies for learning from experience
Imagining and Experiencing the Future
Imagination versus action
Mental fitness for the future
Imagining the future
The value of problems
Imaginative strategies
Imagination and the child
Further reading