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Research on EL and Links to Best Practices

Eagle Experience HeaderIn the past three decades a plethora of research has been conducted on Experiential learning, along with articles on innovative practices and professional organizations. Links to full-text publications on current practices and research are listed below.

Article links to Research and Best Practices (available full text from the John Moss Library)

Burch, Giambatista, Bachelor, Burch, Hoover, and Heller. (2019). A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Experiential Learning and Learning Outcomes.  Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, (17)3, 239-273.

Cannon, B.,Hill, B.,Nelson, R., and Ricks, M. (2020). Asking the right questions: Using reflective essays for experiential assessment. Journal of Experiential Education, 43(1), 37-54.

Conklin, T. A., Boulamatsi, A. (2020).  Decision-Making: The Process Is the Content in an Experience-Based Classroom. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 18(4), 635-658.

Fender, D. L., and Watson, L. E. (2005).  OSH Internships: One Program's Perspective on Benefits for Students, Employers & Universities.  Professional safety, 50(4), 36.

Fitzgerald, A. (2020). Out in the Field: Examining the Role of School-Based Experiences in Preparing Primary Pre-Service Teachers as Confident and Competent Teachers of Science. International Journal of Science Education, 42(2), 290-309.

Frank, J. M., Brierton-Granruth, L., Girvin, H., and VanBuskirk, A. (2020). Bridging the Gap Together: Utilizing Experiential Pedagogy to Teach Poverty and Empathy. Journal of Social Work Education, (56)4, 779-792.

Gavillet, R. (2018) Experiential Learning and Its Impact on College Students. Texas Education Review, 7(1), 140-149.

Green, G. & Ballard, G. H.  (Winter, 2011). No substitute for experience: Transforming teacher preparation with experiential and adult learning practices. E-Journal of Southeastern Regional Association for Teacher Education, 20(1), 12-20. 

Humez, A., and Laufenberg, P. (2020). Using Technology to Structure and Scaffold Real World Experiential Learning in Distance Education. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 64 (4), 636-645.

Hulya, J. Y. (2020). Project-Based Learning for Teaching Business Analytics in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 18(4), 589-611.

Ismail, E. A. and Groccia, J. E. (2018). Students Engaged in Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 154 (Summer), 45-54.

Lee, J., Chang, S. H., and Haegele, J. A. (2020). Does Service Learning Work? Attitudes of College Students toward Individuals with Disabilities. Experiential Education, 43(4), 365-380.

Smith, C. M., and Gibbs, S. C. (2020). Stock market trading simulations: Assessing the impact on student learning.  Journal of Education for Business, 95(4), 234-241.

Wesley, J. K. (2020). Skimming the Surface or Digging Deeper: The Role of Emotion in Students’ Reflective Journals During an Experiential Criminal Justice Course. Journal of Experiential Education

Widyastuti F. , Probosari R.M. , Sajidan , Saputro S. , Sutikno (2019). Developing environmental awareness through experiential learning: A critical analysis of higher education students' practices.   2019 International Conference on Science Education and Technology, ICOSETH 2019. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (1511,)1.

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Relevant Weblinks

American Association of Colleges and Universities

National Society of Experiential Education

12 Types of Experiential Learning

(April, 2021). AAC&U News. How College Contributes to Workforce Success. 

Moody, J. (April, 2019). US News. What to know about experiential learning in college.

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