Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching, Third Edition

  • 7h 2m
  • Colin Beard, John P. Wilson
  • Kogan Page
  • 2013

As employees spend more and more time in workplace training, corporations are seeking creative ways to develop and motivate their staff. Beard and Wilson provide a solid and easy-to-follow background into the concepts of experiential, or activity-based, learning and highlight successful techniques, from outdoor team-building to office-based activities.

Experiential Learning offers educators, trainers and coaches the skills that can be successfully applied to a variety of settings including management education, corporate training, team-building, youth-development work, counseling and therapy, schools and higher education and special needs training. With the Learning Combination Lock model, brought to life with hundreds of examples from around the world, the authors illustrate a range of factors that can be altered to enhance the learning experience including: experience and intelligence; facilitation, good practice and ethics; learning environments; experiential learning activities; and working with the senses and emotions.

This edition has been completely updated and includes a new chapter on Sensory Intelligence, more information on ways the brain works (emotional thinking, rational processing, meditative sensorial experiences), and guidance on coaching skills.

About the Authors

Colin Beard works with many global learning and development organizations, designing and facilitating experiential learning for national and international clients. He is Professor of Experiential Learning at Sheffield Business School and author of The Experiential Learning Toolkit (published by Kogan Page).

John P. Wilson is a consultant and researcher who holds positions at Oxford, Sheffield and Bradford Universities, UK. He is also the editor of International Human Resource Development (published by Kogan Page).

In this Book

  • Unlocking Powerful Learning – A New Model
  • Exploring Experiential Learning
  • Coaching and Facilitation, Good Practice and Ethics
  • Learning Environments: Spaces and Places (The Belonging Dimension)
  • Experiential Learning Activities (The Doing Dimension)
  • Sensory Experience and Sensory Intelligence (SI) (The Sensing Dimension)
  • Experience and Emotions (The Feeling Dimension)
  • Experience, Knowing and Intelligence (The Knowing Dimension)
  • Experience, Learning and Change (The Being Dimension)
  • Imagining and Experiencing the Future


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