This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning.
It takes a fresh look at experiential and reflective learning, locating them within an overall theoretical framework for learning and exploring the relationships between different approaches.
As well as the theory, the book provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning, with tools, activities and photocopiable resources which can be incorporated directly into classroom practice.
This book is essential reading to guide any teacher, lecturer or trainer wanting to improve teaching and learning.

chapter |8 pages


part I|60 pages

A generic view of learning

chapter 1|21 pages

The process of learning

The development of a generic view of learning

chapter 2|12 pages

The framing of learning

The conception of the structure of knowledge

chapter 3|14 pages

The framing of learning

Emotion and learning

chapter 4|11 pages

The framing of learning

Approaches of learning

part II|62 pages

Exploring reflective and experiential learning

chapter 5|8 pages

Reflective and experiential learning

Taking stock

chapter 8|18 pages

Exploring experiential learning

The literature

chapter 9|10 pages

Experiential learning and reflective learning

Drawing it together

part III|100 pages

Working with reflective and experiential learning

chapter 11|9 pages

Assessment issues

chapter 13|48 pages


chapter |4 pages

Reflective writing:

Some initial guidance for Students

chapter |4 pages

Samples of reflective writing

chapter |8 pages

The Park:

An exercise in reflective writing

chapter |6 pages

The Presentation:

An exercise in reflective writing

chapter |2 pages


An exercise to develop reflective thinking and writing

chapter |6 pages

The Dance Lesson:

An exercise in reflective writing

chapter |1 pages

An exercise on judgement

chapter |3 pages