Experiential learning in communities: developing and testing a framework for evaluation

Project background

Experiential learning is central to learning both inside and outside the University. However, it is by its very nature messy and non-linear. As a result there are no effective frameworks to evaluate and assess different approaches to Experiential learning.

In this PTAS funded project we are developing a framework for evaluating experiential education, and testing it on three well-established courses covering a range of disciplines (GeoSciences, Education and Law).

Key outputs

The results of the project will be used to develop guidance that will be used to effectively evaluate experiential learning across the University, while providing a framework to help design new approaches, and scale existing ones.

Team members

Simon Beames

Andy Cross (project lead)

Jule Hildmann

Margaret Petrie

Rebecca Samaras