Experiential Learning Toolkit

November 13th, 2011

Experiential Learning by Dr. Colin BeardThe Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a very diverse range of experiences as practical exercises, which are based on the major theories of experiential learning. All are rooted in the core principles of experiential learning, thus the activities create more engaging, effective and embedded learning.
Colin has compiled more than 30 internationally tried and tested learning “experiences”, which cover corporate training, individual and organizational development and education. Each experiential activity includes the essential practical information required to deliver the exercise. Five experiences are applied to the model that Colin uses i.e. to work with belonging, doing, sensing, feeeling, knowing and being. This six dimensions are the key to working with experience.

As well as practical design tips and further reading there are clear titles for each activity that highlight the underpinning core theoretical concepts.

The coverage includes a wide range of training needs and topics including: effective customer service training and telephone skills; outdoor learning, including service learning; negotiating and assertiveness skills; strategic and higher level thinking; effective presentation skills; developing innovative and creative minds.

Trainers, facilitators, coaching specialists, lecturers and HR leaders will find this an invaluable resourse, with fresh approaches that will engage and inspire learners.
The Experiential Learning Toolkit is a companion text to the internationally best-selling Experiential Learning by Colin Beard and John Wilson (also published by Kogan Page).

Available as paperback from all good book stores as well as Amazon UK and USA

The Experiential Learning Toolkit provides practical examples showing experiential learning in action across a range of cultures and contexts from education, to corporate training, to individual and organizational development.

An in-depth review by Roger Greenaway, an experienced international practitioner, has been published here:

http://reviewing.co.uk/reviews/experiential-learning-toolkit.htm#review

Extracts:

“I am persuaded by the author’s commitment to making learning more real – a thread that is common to all the tools in this wide-ranging toolkit.

“A significant strength of this book is that most tools are original….”  “I am impressed by the range of tools that use space and spatial relationships. Some involve moving labels and objects (‘Different Ways to Know’, ‘Nuts and Bolts’, ‘How to get to …’). Others involve giant models or maps on which participants move (‘Just Four Steps’, ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Walk the Talk’). Seeing, touching, moving and making are fully integrated into most of these tools for experiential learning.”

Our thanks to Roger Greenaway – visit his website ‘reviewing.co.uk’ for lots more information on reviewing techniques, and on experiential learning……

Available as paperback from all good book stores as well as Amazon UK and USA

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