Experiential Learning,  Instructional Strategies

Experiential Learning Resources – 5 Top Picks

By Roberta Campbell-Chudoba

During the launch of our new USask Experiential Learning framework, we’ve had requests for more information about reflection frameworks, providing efficient feedback, and grading reflection. While we have built some resources around reflection and feedback, other higher education institutions have some gems to support Experiential Learning.

 Brock UniversityReflection in Your Course and a Critical Reflection Rubric

  • Lays out why and when students should reflect, what reflection could look like, and provides a framework for evaluating reflection with a rubric.

Taylor Institute – University of Calgary Learning Module: Critical Reflection

  • Introduces critical reflection to faculty, instructors, and staff with concise text, videos, checklists, and reflection questions; provides references and additional resources

The University of Edinburgh Assessment Rubrics for Reflection

  • Suggests two holistic rubrics and two analytic rubrics with references

University of Cambridge Models of Reflection and Barriers to Reflection

  • Summarizes four models – ERA, Driscoll, Kolb, and Gibb’s Cycles with Pros and Cons
  • Addresses students as future professionals with benefits and barriers to reflection

University of WaterlooReflection Prompts and Frameworks

  • Offers eight different frameworks accompanied by prompting questions

These resources can assist you in making positive connections with learners’ knowledge and experience, as well as support the use of reflection as assessment as, for, and of learning. Although we’ve pointed to specific resources, you may wish to explore the other excellent, adaptable materials, ideas, and practices posted by educational developers and educators on these sites.

USask EL Resources:

Learn more about USask’s Experiential Learning Framework and find out what supports (including financial) are available here: USask Experiential Learning.

For help in deciding when to use EL, see: How do you know when you need Experiential Learning?