Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education pdf epub fb2

Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education by Jay W. Roberts pdf epub fb2

Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education Author: Jay W. Roberts
Title: Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education
ISBN: 0415882087
ISBN13: 978-0415882088
Other Formats: rtf azw mobi txt
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Routledge (August 20, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Education & Teaching
Size PDF version: 1709 kb
Size EPUB version: 1282 kb
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching




What is experiential education? What are its theoretical roots? Where does this approach come from? Offering a fresh and distinctive take, this book is about going beyond "learning by doing" through an exploration of its underlying theoretical currents.

As an increasingly popular pedagogical approach, experiential education encompasses a variety of curriculum projects from outdoor and environmental education to service learning and place-based education. While each of these sub-fields has its own history and particular approach, they draw from the same progressive intellectual taproot. Each, in its own way, evokes the power of "learning by doing" and "direct experience" in the educational process. By unpacking the assumed homogeneity in these terms to reveal the underlying diversity of perspectives inherent in their usage, this book allows readers to see how the approaches connect to larger conversations and histories in education and social theory, placing experiential education in social and historical context.