Readings on experiential learning
David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle: Fundamentals of Kolb’s theory of experiential learning, including his Cycle of Experiential Learning.
University of Waterloo Centre for Teaching Excellence: Experiential Learning
Dewey, J. (1938). Experience & Education. New York, NY: Kappa Delta Pi.
- The “pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century,” John Dewey analyzes “traditional” and “progressive” education in relation to the philosophy of experience.
Kolb, D.A. (1984). Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentrice-Hall.
- Kolb explores the underlying structures of the learning process. He builds on his structural model, considering individual approaches to learning and structures of knowledge.
Moon, J.A. (2004). A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice. Abingdon, Oxon: RoutledgeFalmer.
- Moon explores a variety of approaches to reflective and experiential learning within an theoretical framework for learning. Additionally, practical ideas for application are included.
Schön, D.A. (1987). Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Reflection in action. Schön discusses learners engaging in “reflective conversations” with challenging teaching situations.