Experiential Learning • Processing the Experience by John L. Luckner and Reldan Nadler, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1997. Provides important insight into making TLC a truly “hands-on learning experience.” • The following Principles of Experiential Learning are excerpted from page 4.
Experiential Learningfrom Luckner and Nadler • The learner is a participant rather than a spectator in learning. • Experiential learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis. • Learning must have present as well as future relevance for learners and the society in which they will participate.
Experiential Learning from Luckner and Nadler • The results of the learning are personal and form the basis for future experiences and learning. • Relationships are developed: learner to self, learner to others, and learner to the world at large. • Individuals increase their awareness of how personal values and meanings influence their perceptions of choices of action.
Experiential Learning from Luckner and Nadler • Educator’s primary roles include: structuring appropriate experiences, posing problems, setting boundaries, supporting learners, insuring physical and emotional safety, and facilitating the learning process. • Educator’s strive to be aware of their biases, judgments, and preconceptions and how they influence the learner. • Educators must recognize and encourage spontaneous opportunities for learning.