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Interesting Reading

Bringle, Robert G. and Kathryn Steinberg. “Educating for Informed Community Involvement”. American Journal of Community Psychology. 46 (2010): 428-441.

Cruz, Nadinne I. and Dwight E. Giles Jr. “Where’s the Community in Service-Learning Research?”. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. Special Issue (2000): 28-34.

Curzon-Hobson, Aidan. "A Pedagogy of Trust in Higher Learning." Teaching in Higher Education 7.3 (2002): 265-276.

Epprecht, Marc. “Work-Study Abroad Courses in International Development Studies: Some Ethical and Pedagogical Issues”. Canadian Journal of Development Studies. 25.4 (2004): 688-706.

Freire, Peter. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum, 2000.

Hooks, Bell. "Introduction ." Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994. 1-12.

Kolb, Alice Y. and David A. Kolb. “Learning Styles and Learning Spaces: Enhancing Experiential Learning in Higher Education.” Academy of Management Learning & Education 4.2 (2005): 193-212. Print.

Kuh, George. "What We're Learning about Student Engagement from NSSE: Benchmarks for Effective Educational Practices." Change: the Magazine of Higher Learning 35.2 (2003): 24-31. Print.

Kuh, George D., Ty M. Cruce, Rick Shoup, Jillian Kinzie, and Robert  M. Gonyea. "Unmasking the Effects of Student Engagement on First-Year College Grades and Persistence." The Journal of Higher Education 79.5 (2009): 540-563. Print.

Mayo, Peter. "A Rationale for a Transformative Approach to Education." Journal of Transformative Education 1.1 (2003): 38-57.

McWhinney,Will, and Laura Markos. "Transformative Education: Across the Threshold." Journal of Transformative Education 1.1 (2003): 16-37.

Meisel, Joshua S. “The Ethics of Observing: Confronting the Harm of Experiential Learning.” Teaching Sociology 36.3 (2008): 196-210

Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. “How Should Colleges Assess and Improve Student Learning? Employers’ Views on the Accountability Challenge”. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (2008). 1-8

Schon, Donald. “Educating the Reflective Practitioner” American Educational Research Association. Washington DC. 1987.

Thomas, Liz. Building Student Engagement and Belonging in Higher Education at a Time of Change: a Summary of Findings and Reccomendations from the What Works? Student Retention and Success Programme. United Kingdom: What Works? Student Retention and Success Programme, 2012.

Annotated Bibliographies

Pedagogy of Experiential Learning[pdf]

Best Practices in and Impacts of Experiential Learning[pdf]

In the News

David Skorton and Glen Altschuler for Forbes: "Rules of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well and Do Good" (2013)

Ailsa Bristow for the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance: "Are All Experiential Learning Opportunities Created Equal?" (2014)

Gallup-Purdue Study: "Life in College Matters for Life After College" (2014)

James Bradshaw for The Globe And Mail: "Four Graduates on How Universities Can Better Prepare Students for the Workforce" (2013)