The Experiential Learning Certificate Program is targeted to practitioners and scholars who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of experiential learning. The program is based on the principles and practices of David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory, an integrated, holistic, practical system for addressing the learning and development challenges of the 21st century.
The Experiential Learning Certificate Program (Level I) is a unique small-group online learning experience designed to support participants’ self-discovery and self-development as experiential learners and educators, using the principles of experiential learning.
Educators who participate in the program can expect to leave with an understanding of the principles of experiential learning that will empower them to accomplish the following:
- Practice using the learning cycle for effectiveness in learning and life.
- Create learning spaces that enhance performance, learning and development.
- Monitor one’s own learning preferences and recognize others’ preferences.
- Build learning flexibility to support adaptability and change.
- Apply experiential learning to enhance team effectiveness.
- Develop capability in four educator roles that promote full-cycle learning.
- Design and evaluate effective experiential exercises.
- Develop expertise and sustain lifelong learning.
How It Works
The Experiential Learning Certification Program is an eight-week program, which includes a flipped classroom of asynchronous online content with weekly online interactive discussion groups facilitated by experiential learning experts. The program also includes two individual coaching sessions to build self-awareness and personal effectiveness, and weekly meetings with learning partners to deepen learning.
Facilitators for this program will be faculty members from the Institute for Experiential Learning, among them: