Presentation on theme: "Experiential Learning"— Presentation transcript:
1 Experiential Learning The Center for Student Achievement is proposing the creation of a center for Experiential Education. Experiential Education will define and coordinate internships, cooperative education, research and service learning relationships among Purdue University Calumet faculty, staff and students.a world of learning opportunities…
2 Purpose Provide information about Experiential Learning Gain input Exchange ideas
3 Experiential Learning Defined Experiential learning refers to learning activities that involve the learner in the process of active engagement with and critical reflection about phenomena being studied.NSEE, March 2006
4 Experiential Learning Strategic Plan FitImprove student success and retentionEnhance the classroom learning environmentCultivate and energize community learning partnerships
5 Senate Document May 3, 2006Faculty Senate approves CEP resolution that recommends formation of an Ad Hoc Committee representing all the Academic Schools, Academic Affairs, The Office of the Chancellor, The Center for Student Achievement, the Center for Instructional Excellence and the CEP.Experiential Learning Task Force begins.
6 An Educational Partnership Purdue University CalumetFaculty, EL Coordinators, AdvisorsConcreteExperiencesKolb (1981)StudentPartner Site
7 Standards of Practice: Eight Principles of Good Practice IntentionPreparedness and PlanningReflectionAuthenticityOrientation and TrainingMonitoring and Continuous ImprovementAssessment and EvaluationAcknowledgmentNational Society for Experiential Education. Presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting. Norfolk, VA (www.nsee.org)
8 Purdue University Calumet Experiential Learning Programs will incorporate a supervised and structured learning experience that promotes critical thinking, observation and reflection, to foster intellectual, personal and professional development.
10 Types of Experiential Learning Programs Service Learning refers to a structured experience in the community with specific learning objectives where by the learner will partake in active collaboration that builds on the resources, skills, expertise and knowledge of the campus and community.Cooperative Education refers to a formal, structured plan of education in which students alternate periods of full-time classroom study with periods of paid, supervised, and progressively responsible training related to their academic major.
11 Types of Experiential Learning Programs Internship - combining practical experience with a structured learning experience to support academic and career goalsUndergraduate Research - a scholarly or artistic activity that leads to the production of new knowledgeDesign Project - a problem solving activity to provide students with a supervised experience within a particular courseCultural Immersion - a travel experience which involves both academic learning and value added experiences designed to enhance student awareness of cultural differencesPracticum - a supervised clinical lab, work or service experience done by a student to make the connection between theory and practice of a particular discipline
12 Partnership with NSEENSEE is the National Society of Experiential EducationStrategic partnership with NSEE to provide Faculty and Staff developmentNational links to established best practice UniversitiesResource of faculty experts in the field of Experiential Education
13 AdvantagesExperiential Learning at Purdue University Calumet will improve and broaden opportunities to apply research/learning in a particular field of studyStudents will be offered broad opportunity to acquire practical learning experiencesPartner sites will be offered a range of expertise, research interests and intellectual resourcesEnhance the classroom experience with cutting edge research, business and technology initiativesPurdue University Calumet will showcase an exemplary experiential program