Proposal Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness of experiential learning in a business education program at a small private liberal arts university. This paper involved an analysis on experiential learning and sought out the foundations of Kolb's experiential learning theory. Moreover, the paper explored the new generation that is currently enrolled in higher education along with their demands and expectations from their programs. In order to prove the efficacy of this pedagogy within the university, this paper examined various scholarly journal articles, conducted a student survey, and interviewed four professors from different departments. The qualitative and quantitative data gathered will demonstrate that experiential learning is in fact effective in the business education program at this small private liberal arts university.

Location

Room 1005

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 27th, 9:00 AM Mar 27th, 9:45 AM

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Experiential Learning in a Business Education Program at a Small Private Liberal Arts University

Room 1005

The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness of experiential learning in a business education program at a small private liberal arts university. This paper involved an analysis on experiential learning and sought out the foundations of Kolb's experiential learning theory. Moreover, the paper explored the new generation that is currently enrolled in higher education along with their demands and expectations from their programs. In order to prove the efficacy of this pedagogy within the university, this paper examined various scholarly journal articles, conducted a student survey, and interviewed four professors from different departments. The qualitative and quantitative data gathered will demonstrate that experiential learning is in fact effective in the business education program at this small private liberal arts university.