This seminar is based on the premise that integrating experiential learning into adult education will increase learning transfer for adult learners. During the seminar, students will discuss the tenets of Experiential Learning, explore metaphoric framing and how to frame activities, and examine how to scaffold learning activities to maximize learning transfer.
Students will also participate in the Art of Facilitation (ice breakers, name games, problem solving initiatives, low ropes course, and high ropes course activities), practice processing the learning experience with adult learners, and explore strategies to help the learner transfer experiences in the learning environment into real world applications.
This course can be applied toward:
Students in the course should register for 3 credits. This course meets at the CSU Mountain Campus on August 5-9 and includes additional costs for room and board. Students are required to complete reading assignments and preparation work before arriving at class, and will complete a writing assignment after the week-long class. Travel preparations will be made in collaboration with all registrants.
Textbooks and Materials
No assigned text books but there will be selected readings posted on Canvas when the course begins.
Dr. Leann M.R. Kaiser is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Adult Education and Training Specialization at Colorado State University. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her Ph.D. in Adult and Post Secondary Education. She also holds a B.S. from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. from Arizona State University, both in outdoor education/recreation. Leann's research interests encompass adult teaching and learning theory, transformational learning and distance student educational experiences. Leann has taught in the fields of adult education and outdoor education at the post-secondary level since 2001. Additional professional experiences include work in natural resource education programming and public land management.