Afterword: Reflecting on Post-COVID Experiential Education and Learning

Chapter Title

Afterword: Reflecting on Post-COVID Experiential Education and Learning

Book Title

Diverse Pedagogical Approaches to Experiential Learning, Volume II

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Karen Lovett

Description

This collection of essays provides a broad range of experiential learning (EL) activities students experience while in college. From internships to service learning, to working with non-profits or for-profits, students should have the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, to get hands-on experience, and to spend time reflecting on those experiences. As the field of EL has grown significantly over the last 40 years, it has developed many best practices, as have been noted throughout Diverse Pedagogical Approaches to EL (Volume 2). However, these best practices were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most, if not all, experiential educators unsure how to proceed, at least initially. As noted by several authors in this collection, such as Dickey; Cardilino, Kennedy, and Niebler; and Rogan-Floom, COVID-19 caught experiential educators “off guard” as it “suspended” work, and it left many “wondering” how to continue their efforts. Now, a year into the pandemic, with an eye on returning to some sense of normalcy, we offer ideas for the future of EL, based largely on adjustments colleagues have made to their programs and how the global workforce has rapidly evolved in response to the coronavirus.

ISBN

978-3-030-83688-7

Publication Date

1-2022

Publisher

Springer

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-83688-7_14

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