Additional Resources

Boulter, Carolyn J., Michael J. Reiss, and Dawn L. Sanders. Darwin-Inspired Learning. Rotterdam: e Publishers, 2015. Web. New directions in mathematics and science

This article describes what “Darwin- Inspired Learning” is, and goes into describe how this type of inquiry-based learning is applicable to children’s schooling. This style of learning is said to be more beneficial because it gets learners involved in their own process of discovery.

Boundless. “Weaknesses/Criticisms – Boundless Open Textbook.” Boundless. Boundless, 26 May 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.

This article critiques as well as describes flaws in Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory.

Cleaver, Samantha. “Hands-On Is Minds-On.” Hands-On Is Minds-On |, Scholastic, Accessed 27 Apr. 2017.

This article describes Becky Hicks’, a second grade teacher in Missouri, experiences with her students when she implements experiential learning activities in her classrooms. She believes that experiential learning has positive effects on student growth.

“Experiential Learning Defined.” Experiential Learning Defined | Faculty Innovation Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Accessed 20 Apr. 2017.

This article defines experiential learning and explains both its importance and how it works. 

McLeod, Saul. “Saul McLeod.” Kolb’s Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Cycle | Simply Psychology, Simply Psychology, 1 Jan. 1970, Accessed 26 Apr. 2017.

The article above explains in depth David Kolb’s ideas and processes of experiential learning.

Savage, Michael P., and Therese L. Wehman. “ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION ON THE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS.” International Journal of Arts & Sciences, vol. 7, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1-18, Research Library,

This article is about a study that was done in regards to studying abroad. The study consists of students taking a pre-trip questionnaire, going on the trip to Ghana, then retaking the questionnaire. The study evaluates the results and speaks to how important experiential learning.

“The Importance of Experiential Learning.” Call of the Wild, Call of The WIld, Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.

This article talks about how important experiential learning is in training courses and also explains how Kolb’s learning style was adopted into their leadership model.

“Types of Experiential Learning.” Experience Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.

This site lists and describes different types of experiential learning.

Quetteville, Harry De. “Waldkindergärten: the forest nurseries where children learn in Nature’s classroom.” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 18 Oct. 2008. Web. 18 Apr. 2017.

This article discusses a forest kindergarten in Berlin, Germany. It delves into the cognitive benefits that children receive from this type of inquiry- based schooling.