Proposal Abstract

The goal of this session is to demonstrate step-by-step how to design and implement a field trip experiential learning activity. We developed a process that involves defining the learning outcomes; defining the field trip; introducing the theory related to it; developing an instructional questionnaire to guide student observations on the field trip; conducting a comprehensive debrief; and developing the assessment activities with its respective rubric. We will show how to conduct the whole process, using an experiential learning activity developed for an undergraduate Organizational Behavior class. This process presentation intends to enable participants to replicate the experience in their own disciplines. In addition, we will present the research results from student evaluations to show the strategy effectiveness in a comparison with other strategies used in class. We will finalize our session discussing with attendees how they can develop a field trip experiential learning activity in their fields.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 10th, 5:00 PM Mar 10th, 5:45 PM

Experiential Learning Field Trip Teaching Strategy: You Can Do It

Room 2904

The goal of this session is to demonstrate step-by-step how to design and implement a field trip experiential learning activity. We developed a process that involves defining the learning outcomes; defining the field trip; introducing the theory related to it; developing an instructional questionnaire to guide student observations on the field trip; conducting a comprehensive debrief; and developing the assessment activities with its respective rubric. We will show how to conduct the whole process, using an experiential learning activity developed for an undergraduate Organizational Behavior class. This process presentation intends to enable participants to replicate the experience in their own disciplines. In addition, we will present the research results from student evaluations to show the strategy effectiveness in a comparison with other strategies used in class. We will finalize our session discussing with attendees how they can develop a field trip experiential learning activity in their fields.