The Experiential Learning Toolkit: Blending Practice with by Colin Beard

By Colin Beard

The Experiential studying Toolkit offers a truly varied diversity of sensible routines, that are in response to the main theories of experiential studying. by way of being routed within the center rules of this technique of studying, the actions create extra attractive, potent and embedded learning.The writer has compiled greater than 30 the world over attempted and proven studying "experiences", which conceal company education, person and organizational improvement and schooling. every one experiential task comprises the basic useful details required to convey the workout. in addition to layout advice and additional analyzing there are transparent titles for every task that spotlight the underpinning middle theoretical ideas. The insurance contains a wide variety of teaching wishes and subject matters together with: potent customer support education and mobile talents; outside studying, together with provider studying; negotiating and assertiveness abilities; strategic and better point considering; potent presentation talents; constructing leading edge and artistic minds.Trainers will locate this a useful resourse, with clean methods that may have interaction and encourage learners.The Experiential studying Toolkit is a significant other textual content to the across the world best-selling Experiential studying via Colin Beard and John Wilson (also released by means of Kogan Page).

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This activity is described in the feeling dimension experience called ‘Ace of spades’. The cards are located in four physically different spaces: diamonds for hard facts, hearts to represent emotions, spades to represent the processing that leads to digging deeper into the feelings, and finally clubs, the shape card with the three lumps in it, representing the three life choices of: 1) leave it alone and do nothing; 2) remove it, walk away from the problem, issue or event; and 3) change it or modify the situation.

The fifteen or so trainer–facilitators returned from the first event after a month or so and when a recap was attempted one session could not be recaptured. Some people felt frustrated and said it was in the back of their mind, and they knew that it was useful. There was a block and then a silence. ’ Almost immediately everyone remembered the session. By revisiting the location of the experience, 40 The First Dimension: Belonging the memory released details of the experience. This illustrates how contextual memory (where) is linked to episodic memory (the ability to recall events).

We learn by being open to what the experience is telling us; listen out for the feelings dimension, and work with those more difficult ideas articulated by learners… Adopt a co-construction approach… really do believe that as educators and trainers we can influence the construction of learning in the minds of adult learners. Teaching and learning are not separate processes when working with adult learners, and learning evaluation should be a mutual activity. The experiences described in this book can in some cases also be added together to form a learning sequence, offering a stepped approach to learning.

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