Student perspectives on the value of experiential learning in history

Atherton, Cassandra and Moore, Glenn 2016, Student perspectives on the value of experiential learning in history, Australasian journal of American studies (AJAS), vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 81-100.

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Title Student perspectives on the value of experiential learning in history
Author(s) Atherton, CassandraORCID iD for Atherton, Cassandra
Moore, Glenn
Journal name Australasian journal of American studies (AJAS)
Volume number 35
Issue number 2
Start page 81
End page 100
Total pages 20
Publisher Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 0705-7113
Summary This paper is a reflective study of experiential learning as an American history teaching-tool. It is based on a survey of students who took a University of Melbourne study tour to the United States in the years from 2001–2011. This survey asked students to identify the tour’s long-term outcomes. The responses showed that students believed the study tour was beneficial academically, and that it also opened up employment opportunities. However, the most significant benefit identified by the students was positive social outcomes—in other words, the friends they made on the tour and the professional networks they formed. The conclusion we drew from these results was that students believe that experiential learning has a legitimate place in history curriculums, and that it is an antidote to the loneliness they feel in traditional classroom settings.
Language eng
Field of Research 210312 North American History
2005 Literary Studies
2103 Historical Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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