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Experiential Learning

A Practical Guide for Training, Coaching and Education

Equip yourself with the theory and practical tools to deliver experience-based learning that develops skills, improves performance and drives behavioural change.
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    Ebook£24.99
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EAN: 9780749483036
Edition: 4
Published:
Paperback
Format: 234x157
376 pages
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About the book

In a fast-paced and innovative world, traditional training methods can no longer be relied on to improve performance, engagement or promote behavioural change. Experience-based learning, in which the experience is central to the learning process, is more affordable, appealing and effective than ever before. Experiential Learning combines in-depth theory with international case studies from companies including KidZania, Shell and the UK National Health Service (NHS) and numerous practical tools for developing and delivering learning experiences in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. It presents a simple model, the Learning Combination Lock, which enables trainers, coaches, facilitators and educators to select the best strategies for their circumstances to maximize comprehension, knowledge retention and application. Essential reading for anyone designing and delivering learning experiences, it covers areas such as experiential learning activities, indoor and outdoor learning environments, creative learning, working with the senses and emotions to help promote learning, and reviewing and evaluating initiatives.

In addition to featuring new international case studies and examples, this updated fourth edition of Experiential Learning contains new material on the mechanisms underpinning learning, mindfulness and wellbeing, experience and language and digital games and the design of multi-sensory experiences. Online supporting resources consist of audio files exploring sensory intelligence.

About the authors

Colin Beard

Colin Beard is recognized as a leading writer, thinker and practitioner on experiential learning. Originally training as a zoologist, Colin has a PhD in experiential learning and has extensive experience of a range of experiential fields of practice, including corporate learning and development, public and voluntary sector experience, outdoor learning, adventure education, nature therapy, and higher education.

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John P. Wilson

John P Wilson teaches at Sheffield University Management School and is a tutor at the University of Oxford. His experience in education and consultancy spans a variety of countries and sectors, including aerospace engineering, banking, law and pharmaceuticals and he has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Ethiopia and Nigeria.

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The wealth of insights offered in this book makes it an essential read for teachers, trainers, facilitators and coaches who wish to gain a deeper understanding into the power of experiential learning in effecting change.

Dr Susanna Ho, Senior Specialist (Outdoor Education), Ministry of Education, Singapore