Master of Arts
Chairperson (Advisor 1)
Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer
Reader (Advisor 2)
This master's thesis presents the author research on experiential learning. The literature review focuses specifically on the research of Kurt Lewin, John Dewey, Jean Piaget and David Kolb. The author discusses the recommendations and standards established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Leaming (CAEL) regarding the evaluation of experiential learning for academic credit. The author explores the challenges of this for academic credit to the university as well as the benefits it has for students. This thesis showcases The Prior Learning Assessment Center (PLAC) at the University of Phoenix as an exceptional model of a quality program. PLAC has developed many wonderful systems and tools for the evaluation of experiential learning for academic credit. The author presents recommendations to the faculty of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in order to strengthen and expand our life experience programs. Finally, there is an outline for a proposed credit for life experience student handbook. The author shows what information needs to be shared with students who attempt to gain academic credit for experiential learning.
Recommended CitationDavidson-Witte, C. J. (2001). Academic Credit for Life Experience in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Concordia University-Saint Paul, Minnesota (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maom/24
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