A Best Practice Handbook 2nd Edition
By Colin Beard & John P Wilson
Soft Cover, 320 pages, © 2006
This handbook pulls together for the first time both the theory and the practice of experiential learning and all types of learning that employ activity-based experience.
Based on sound theoretical underpinning and making full use of examples and guidance for successful implementation, "Experiential Learning" enables readers to unleash some of the more potent ingredients of learning through experience.
Everything that can possibly provide, or affect, a learning experience, is discussed: most theories of learning, and every conceivable way to interest learners in an activity...even very accomplished developers who prepare learning experiences for all types of learners, from primary school level students through to corporate adventure training can undoubtedly find many ideas to expand the design options upon which they can draw. "Leadership and Organisational Development Journal", previously known as "The Power of Experiential Learning".
Beard and Wilson provide a solid and easy-to-follow background into the concepts of experiential, or activity-based learning and highlight successful techniques, from outdoor team-building to office-based activities. Their concepts can be applied to any groups, from school children to corporate executives.