4    Practical methods to implement the experiential learning cycle

The practical teaching and learning methods described in this section are categorised according to the phase of the experiential learning cycle with which they are primarily concerned, as illustrated in the diagrams below:

4.1    Planning for experience
This section is concerned with methods for preparing learners prior to experiences so that they make the most of those experiences: for example through action planning and the negotiation of learning contracts.
4.2    Increasing awareness of experience
This section is concerned with methods for heightening learners' awareness of their experiences so that they notice more and have more material upon which to reflect afterwards: for example through the use of log books.
4.3    Reviewing and reflecting upon experience
This section is concerned with what happens after learning experiences and how learning points can be drawn out through structured reflection: for example through the use of video recordings and self-assessment.
4.4    Providing substitute experiences
This section is concerned with ways of providing classroom- based experiences as substitutes for work or other experience: for example through the use of role plays.


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