A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Education - 252 pages
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This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning.
It takes a fresh look at experiential and reflective learning, locating them within an overall theoretical framework for learning and exploring the relationships between different approaches.
As well as the theory, the book provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning, with tools, activities and photocopiable resources which can be incorporated directly into classroom practice.
This book is essential reading to guide any teacher, lecturer or trainer wanting to improve teaching and learning.
 

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An excellent book! Should be required reading for all those who use experiential learning approaches. Clearly written. Thought provoking and very useful for all educators.

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Very poorly written; too many long sentences and the grammar structure does not make it an easy read. The over utilisation of big words succeeds only in making the book read like it was written by someone desperate to sound more intelligent than they are in reality and is, at the very least, extremely pretentious.
The majority of the content is very 'airy-fairy' and lacks substance which compounds the points raised above when it is considered the author writes from the point of view of what sounds like some sort of extremely dull feminist hippy.
I think there may be some useful info hidden in the depths of guff if you are writing an essay on reflective learning however.
My recommendation would be to avoid this book unless you are instructed to read it in order to complete some form of graded assigniment.
 

Contents

The process of learning the development of a generic view of learning
11
The framing of learning the conception of the structure of knowledge
32
The framing of learning emotion and learning
44
The framing of learning approaches to learning
58
Exploring reflective and experiential learning
69
Reflective and experiential learning taking stock
71
The nature of reflective learning
79
The depth quality of reflective learning
95
A comparison of reflective writing and report or essay writing
190
Samples of reflective writing
192
The Park an exercise in reflective writing
196
The Presentation an exercise in reflective writing
204
Questions to support reflective writing
210
Dialogue an exercise to develop reflective thinking and writing
212
A Generic Framework for Reflective Writing
214
The Dance Lesson an exercise in reflective writing
217

Exploring experiential learning the literature
103
Experiential learning and reflective learning drawing it together
121
Working with reflective and experiential learning
131
Introducing reflective activities to learners
133
Assessment issues
149
Enhancing reflective and experiential learning
158
Resources
183
The processes of writing reflectively a map of reflective writing
184
Reflective writing some initial guidance for students
186
Strategies for enhancing learning from everyday experience
223
An exercise on judgement
226
Footprints
227
Poetry as a form of capturing experience
230
Glossary
231
Bibliography
235
Index
248
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Jennifer A. Moon works in educational development at the University of Exeter.

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