The Handbook of Experiential Learning

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Melvin L. Silberman
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
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The Handbook of Experiential Learning is a comprehensive resource that draws together contemporary thought and practice on a wide range of experiential learning applications from the best-known authorities on the topic. In this book, volume editor and leading experiential learning expert, Mel Silberman presents a contemporary review of experiential learning in the workplace complete with models, applications, and innovative uses. The handbook covers a broad range of experiential learning methods including:
  • Games and simulations
  • Action learning
  • Role-play and Improv
  • Story-telling
  • Adventure activity
  • Reflective practice
  • Creative play

It also describes the use of experiential learning in topics such as technical skills, leadership, team building, diversity and cross-cultural training, and emotional intelligence.


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I had high expectations for Silberman’s Handbook of Experiential Learning, after regularly using his Active Training book as a textbook in my classes. While Silberman is an editor of this text, his ... Read full review


Introducing The Handbook of Experiential Learning
PART One Foundations of Experiential Learning
PART Two Experiential Learning Methodologies
PART Three Training Applications of Experiential Learning
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Mel Silberman is professor emeritus of adult and organizational development at Temple University, where he received its Great Teacher Award. He is also president of Active Training in Princeton, New Jersey, a consulting firm that provides courses on active training techniques, interpersonal intelligence, and team facilitation. He is the author and editor of more than 30 books, including Active Training, 101 Ways to Make Training Active, and The Best of Active Training all by Pfeiffer.

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