The Experiential Educator

Principles and practices of experiential learning theory applied to helping others learn.


The Experiential Educator

For teachers, college professors, coaches, consultants, and organizational leaders, a big part of the job is to help others learn. Those who have discovered experiential learning theory and applied its principles in their work have experienced a transformational impact on the learners they serve and on their own professional development.

In The Experiential Educator Alice and David Kolb show how you can use these principles and practices to maximize learning. Their comprehensive handbook examines the philosophy of experiential learning as expressed in the works of foundational scholars from William James and John Dewey to Carl Rogers and Paulo Freire.

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Kolb Educator Role Profile (KERP)

The Kolb Educator Role Profile (KERP) was created to help you clarify the role you prefer to take in helping others learn. This role includes your educational philosophy, your teaching style, the goals you set for learners, and the practices you use to promote learning. While the educator role is most often associated with teaching in the classroom or workshops, we also find ourselves taking it as a manager, consultant, parent or friend.

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