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Article: Experiential learning in a common core curriculum: student expectations, evaluations, and the way forward

TitleExperiential learning in a common core curriculum: student expectations, evaluations, and the way forward
Authors
KeywordsCurriculum
Environmental
Evaluation
Field trip
Reform
Issue Date2012
PublisherCanadian Center of Science and Education. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/index
Citation
International Education Studies, 2012, v. 5 n. 3, p. 24-38 How to Cite?
AbstractUniversities are becoming increasingly conscious of how learning activities align with the attributes they desire in their graduates. Experiential learning is viewed by many institutions as an essential activity for students to gain attributes such as problem solving skills, observation skills, advocacy, and critical thinking. An experiential learning activity, in the form of an environmental fieldtrip, was examined in the context of a university's new common core curriculum. Student expectations were compared to evaluation of the fieldtrip itself, and guidelines for future trip outings are made in consideration of both published works and our own experiences. The ability of departments and faculties to engage students in beneficial and enjoyable learning will be of utmost importance in attracting student enrollment. This is particularly pressing in universities that are transitioning into less differentiated first year intakes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146863
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.200

 

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dc.contributor.authorPorter, GWen_US
dc.contributor.authorKing, JAen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoodkin, NFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:43:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:43:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Education Studies, 2012, v. 5 n. 3, p. 24-38en_US
dc.identifier.issn1913-9020-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146863-
dc.description.abstractUniversities are becoming increasingly conscious of how learning activities align with the attributes they desire in their graduates. Experiential learning is viewed by many institutions as an essential activity for students to gain attributes such as problem solving skills, observation skills, advocacy, and critical thinking. An experiential learning activity, in the form of an environmental fieldtrip, was examined in the context of a university's new common core curriculum. Student expectations were compared to evaluation of the fieldtrip itself, and guidelines for future trip outings are made in consideration of both published works and our own experiences. The ability of departments and faculties to engage students in beneficial and enjoyable learning will be of utmost importance in attracting student enrollment. This is particularly pressing in universities that are transitioning into less differentiated first year intakes.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Education. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/indexen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Education Studiesen_US
dc.subjectCurriculum-
dc.subjectEnvironmental-
dc.subjectEvaluation-
dc.subjectField trip-
dc.subjectReform-
dc.titleExperiential learning in a common core curriculum: student expectations, evaluations, and the way forwarden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailPorter, GW: porterg@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKing, JA: jessking@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailGoodkin, NF: goodkin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: cecilia.chan@caut.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.epage38en_US
dc.publisher.placeCanada-
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