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  • Experiential Learning/Teaching DOCTORAL STUDENT SEMINAR NOVEMBER 12, 2004
  • Teaching
    • The mediocre teachers tells
    • The good teacher explains
    • The superior teacher demonstrates
    • The GREAT teacher inspires
    • William Arthur Ward
  • What is It?
    • Webster: “derived from, based on, or relating to experience”
    • Students learning the theory, principals, and concepts of a subject, while also developing an appreciation for pragmatic considerations, by applying themselves in a unique way to classroom projects and assignments
    • Students learning from doing or from the doings of others
  • Experience
    • “Experience is a Hard Teacher because She gives the Test First and the Lesson afterwards” Vernon Sanders Law
  • Four Clusters of Teaching Styles
    • Expert (Formal Authority)
    • Personal Model (Expert/Formal Authority)
    • Facilitator (Personal Model/Expert)
    • Delegator (Facilitator/Expert)
  • Classroom Realities
    • Course or class goals
    • Course or class content
    • Student skill/motivation
    • Instructor skill/motivation
    • Facilities, resources, and norms
    • Institutional and/or professional pressures or concerns
    • Developmental nature of the learning process
  • A Great Lecture Ray Smilor
    • Own the room (eliminate distractions)
    • Engage the audience
    • Opening; know, feel, do
    • Lecture as an event/experience
    • Develop a sense of community
    • The need for human interaction
  • Teaching as a Philosophy of Life
    • A way of thinking
    • A way of acting
    • Lots of different professional contexts
    • W way of approaching everything; work, personal issues, family life community, etc.
  • Attitude
    • Can affect Change
    • There is a Better Way
    • Opportunities are Everywhere
    • Embrace Innovation, Change, and Growth
    • Failure is Learning
  • Behavior
    • Pursue Opportunity
    • Innovate
    • Persevere
    • Risk Management
    • Guerrilla Tactics
    • Schumpeter, 1936, Entrepreneurship:
    • 1-Dream and will to conquer
    • 2-Desire to fight
    • 3-Creative joy
  • Experiential
    • Make students uncomfortable
    • Create something from nothing
    • An adventure with fellow travelers
    • “Take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Team Selection
    • Puzzles
    • Greeting Cards
    • Photos
    • Colors
    • Spelling words
    • ETC!
  • Ideas
    • Meet the students (15 minutes)
    • Class Quilt
    • Spaghetti and marshmallows
    • Newspapers and tape
    • Lego’s, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, etc.
    • “ Yellow Jersey”
    • “ The Creativity of a Child: Do you still have it? If not, did someone take it away or did you give it up?” Harry Chapin
  • Unleashing Ideas
    • “If we don’t change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed”
    • Chinese Proverb
    • ‘The Box’-your perception of reality at this time
    • Fate-what YOU decide to do next
  • Creativity
    • sensory output
    • getting students to see connections where they are not always obvious
    • The process of removing hurdles to perceptions that lead to a new awareness of reality
  • Practice
    • A video camera
    • A clock
    • A haircut/style
    • A lobotomy
  • How We Learn
    • 10% of what we read
    • 20% of what we hear
    • 30% of what we see
    • 50% of what we see and hear
    • 60% of what we write
    • 70% of what we discuss
    • 80% of what we EXPERIENCE
    • 90% of what we TEACH
  • The Big Close
    • “Students don’t care how much you know until the know how much you CARE”
    • Alfred North Whitehead