Experiential Education Academy

Posted by on December 8, 2008

The University of New Haven is the Northeast Regional Campus for the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).  We will be hosting the workshops described below.  For complete workshop information, visit http://www.nsee.org/downloads/UNH_Reg_Form_Page_1_Jan.pdf.  To register, visit http://www.nsee.org/downloads/UNH_Reg_Form_Page_2_Jan.pdf

NSEE Northeast Regional Workshops at the University of New Haven
The Experiential Education Academy
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Rd
West Haven, CT

Schedule of Events

JANUARY 19, 2009: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fundamentals of Theory and Best Practice in Experiential Education, Pam Brumbaugh (Elon University)

Participants in this workshop will explore the theoretical and philosophical roots of experiential education and the principles of good practice fundamental to all types of experiential learning. Participants will have an opportunity to actively explore the implications and applications of this information, and to identify the resources available for continued professional development and specific use in their programs.

JANUARY 20, 2009: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Assessment 101 and Beyond: Identifying, Understanding and Applying Outcomes Assessment in Experiential Learning, Jim Walters (Montgomery College)

This workshop will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of assessment in experiential learning settings and provide intermediate level assessment training for practitioners beyond the beginner’s level, who seek to improve their outcomes assessment skills. The primary goal is to assist participants in the development of an outcomes assessment plan to use at their own institution. Employing a hands-on, active learning approach, this workshop will include a mix of presentation, applied tasks, small group work, and interactive discussion.

JANUARY 21, 2009: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Experiential Education Beyond the Basics: Program Design and Student Issues for Intermediate and Advanced Practitioners, Al Cabral (Nazareth College of Rochester) and Karen Roloff (DePaul University)

This interactive workshop, geared towards intermediate and advanced level practitioners, will focus on models of effective experiential education programs; program implementation; highlighting program management; faculty relations; student issues; and best practices, including discussions about seminars, portfolios, reflection papers, and assessment tools. Participants will consider what “best practices” means in their environment and what should go into the design of an ideal program.

JANUARY 22, 2009: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Reflection: Key to Making the Experience Educational, Mary King (Fitchburg State College)

While experiences are the first E in experiential education, it is through reflection that the learning takes its root and makes lasting changes. According to Kolb, learning is a process where knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Reflection is integral to that transformation. This workshop will explore methods of guiding students to be more reflective in their experiences and following their experiences: the use of journals in reflection and models for conducting regular seminars promoting reflection and reflective conversation.

To register, visit http://www.nsee.org/downloads/UNH_Reg_Form_Page_2_Jan.pdf

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