1st Edition

A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning Theory and Practice

By Jennifer A. Moon Copyright 2004
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning.
    It takes a fresh look at experiential and reflective learning, locating them within an overall theoretical framework for learning and exploring the relationships between different approaches.
    As well as the theory, the book provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning, with tools, activities and photocopiable resources which can be incorporated directly into classroom practice.
    This book is essential reading to guide any teacher, lecturer or trainer wanting to improve teaching and learning.

    Introduction Part 1: A generic view of learning 1. The process of learning: the development of a generic view of learning 2. The framing of learning: the conception of the structure of knowledge 3. The framing of learning: emotion and learning 4. The framing of learning: approaches to learning Part 2: Exploring reflective and experiential learning 5. Reflective and experiential learning: taking stock 6. The nature of reflective learning 7. The depth quality of reflective learning 8. Exploring experiential learning: the literature 9. Experiential learning and reflective learning: drawing it together Part 3: Working with reflective and experiential learning 10. Introducing reflective activities to learners 11. Assessment issues 12. Enhancing reflective and experiential learning. Resource 1. The process of writing reflectively: a map of reflective writing Resource 2. Reflective writing: some initial guidance for students Resource 3. A comparison of reflective writing and report or essay writing Resource 4. Samples of reflective writing Resource 5. The Park: an exercise in reflective writing Resource 6. The Presentation: an exercise in reflective writing Resource 7: Questions to support reflective writing Resource 8: Dialogue: an exercise to develop reflective thinking and writing Resource 9: A framework for reflective writing Resource 10: The Dance Lesson: an exercise in reflective writing Resource 11: Strategies for enhancing learning from everyday experience Resource 12: An exercise on judgement Resource 13: Footprints Resource 14: Poetry as a form of capturing experience


    Dr Jennifer A. Moon works in educational development at the University of Exeter. She is an experienced teacher and course leader in education and professional training. A leading expert on reflective learning techniques, she has worked in all stages of education, professional development and counselling. Her previous books include Learning Journals: A Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development; Short Courses and Workshops; Reflection in Learning and Professional Development; and The Module and Programme Development Handbook (all RoutledgeFalmer).

    'Jenny Moon's handbook fulfils its aims remarkably well considering the amorphous nature of her subject matter. It proves to be a useful guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning, looking both at theory and practical implementation. Jenny Moon adopts a fairly broad definition of the terms reflective and experiential learning and thus makes her book relevant to a wide range of people such as those engaged in PBL, placement learning, peer and self-assessment, education and drama courses, or indeed anyone trying to embed some formal reflective or experiential learning in their courses. ' - Sally Bentley, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, Escalate website