Becoming an Experiential Educator

Honor the full learning cycle by playing multiple roles

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Becoming an experiential educator involves honoring the full cycle of experiential learning by playing multiple roles in the learning process. Highly effective educators do not rely solely on one role.  Rather, they organize their educational activities in such a manner that they address all four learning modes—experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting. As they do this, they lead learners around the cycle, shifting the role they play depending on the stage of the cycle they are addressing.

Join us for this online program with video presentations, the Educator Role Profile assessment, and personal reflection assignments.

Objectives:

  • Discuss foundations of experiential learning
  • Review experiential learning theory and the four learning modes
  • Debunking the matching myth
  • Explore a model of shared responsibility for learning
  • Complete the educator role profile
  • Explore your personal profile of beliefs, practices, styles, and goals associated with key educator roles,
  • Discover how to move among educator roles to help learners engage in deep learning,
  • Learn strategies to enhance our ability to play key roles in the teaching and learning process.

Curriculum

Syllabus and checklist

  • Syllabus and Checklist

TD Magazine- Becoming an Experiential Educator from the Inside Out

  • ATD-Become-an-Experiential-Educator

Online Presentation - Module 1

  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 1: Foundations of Experiential Learning
  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 1: Foundations of Experiential Learning

Online Presentation - Module 2

  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 2: Experiential Learning Theory
  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 2: Experiential Learning Theory

Instructions for taking the Educator Role Profile

  • Instructions for Completing the Educator Role Profile

Online Presentation - Module 3

  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 3: Educator Roles
  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 3: Educator Roles

Online Presentation - Module 4

  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 4: Tips for Enacting Educator Roles
  • Becoming an Experiential Educator - Module 4: Tips for Enacting Educator Roles

Enhancing Educator Roles

  • Role Conundrum Worksheet

On Becoming an Experiential Educator: The Educator Role Profile (Kolb, Kolb, Passarelli & Sharma)

  • On Becoming an Experiential Educator

About Your Instructor

Angela Passarelli

Angela Passarelli

Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston

Angela Passarelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing at the College of Charleston, SC, and an affiliate instructor of Executive Education at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on how developmental relationships support learning, particularly in the context of leader development. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her research has been supported by grants from the Harnisch Foundation at the Harvard Institute of Coaching, as well as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her work has been published in various journals including the Leadership Quarterly, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Frontiers in Psychology, and the Journal of Experiential Education.

Angela has significant experience designing and delivering leadership development programs in both corporate and educational contexts. As a consultant and executive coach, she has worked with organizations in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and education industries to increase the vitality of their leadership systems. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Angela was responsible for undergraduate and graduate leadership development programs at Elon University and Texas A&M University. Angela began her career as a sales manager in the food and beverage industry.

Currently, Angela teaches courses and non-degree programs on leadership, organizational behavior, organizational change, and experiential learning for graduate, undergraduate, and executive learners. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Council at the Harvard Institute of Coaching and as a Research Fellow at the Coaching Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University. Her professional affiliations include the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University

M.S., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Texas A&M University

B.S., Psychology & General Business, James Madison University

PassarelliAM@cofc.edu