Experiential Learning Level III: Developing and Adapting Curricula to Integrate Experiential Learning. Advanced Training Power Point by: Martin H. Smith Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty. Goals. To introduce/reinforce participants’ understanding of the Experiential Learning cycle and Inquiry.
Power Point by: Martin H. Smith
Experiential education is not just about doing an activity. Experience becomes learning when it is pondered and reflected upon. This followed by determinations which are made about what to remember and utilize at a later time and in different contexts. By not encouraging this process of inquiry during “hands on” experiences, youth can be cheated out of skills that encourage them to be competent and capable. Being a true leader is about sharing your world view with the youth you work with as well as trying to understand their world view. Through collaboration of feelings during the sharing of experiences, we all expand our knowledge.”
- Richard Ponzio & Sally Stanley
4-H CYD, UC Davis
“Inquiry is a process that all individuals naturally use in approaching new situations and solving problems in life. By engaging in inquiry, …children…gain experience…that will improve their capacity to handle life situations and solve everyday problems.”
- Edmund Marek and Ann Cavallo (1997)
The inquiry approach:
The Backward Design Model
(Wiggins & McTighe, 1998)
What shapes the work of “Curriculum Architects”?
What are the “design codes”?
– David Perkins
– Richard Ponzio