The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises based on the theory of experiential learning, which is concerned with learning through direct experience to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Author Colin Beard has compiled more than thirty internationally tried and tested learning 'experiences', which cover corporate training, individual and organizational development and education. Each experiential activity includes the essential practical information required to deliver the exercise. As well as design tips and further reading there are clear titles for each activity that highlight the underpinning core theoretical concepts.
The Experiential Learning Toolkit includes a wide range of training needs and topics including: effective customer service training and telephone skills; outdoor learning, including service learning; negotiating and assertiveness skills; strategic and higher level thinking; effective presentation skills; developing innovative and creative minds. Trainers will find this an invaluable resource, with fresh approaches that will engage and inspire learners.
The Experiential Learning Toolkit is a companion text to the internationally best-selling Experiential Learning by Colin Beard and John Wilson (also published by Kogan Page).
Beard...presents 30 learning experiences (i.e. activities) that educational and training practitioners can put to use to promote learning on a wide range of topics, including service learning, corporate social responsibility, customer service skills, company product knowledge retention, strategic thinking and negotiating, financial skills, time management, and the development of innovation and creativity.