ELTHE captures the best current scholarship in experiential learning: how it can be defined, strengthened, promoted, and assessed for the sake of educational effectiveness and equity.
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2023): Experiential Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Teaching Through Polemical Spaces at a Florida Public University
Against the backdrop of Florida state politics and attempts to ban CRT and DEI from higher education settings, the authors embedded an intense reflection component and an assessment to gauge the efficacy and perceived educational value of a trip to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
Increased Graduation Rates in Students Who Take One or More Experiential Learning Classes during Their Undergraduate Program of Study
The EXL Scholars Program at Middle Tennessee State University provides hands-on experiences, service learning, networking with professionals, and career exploration through real-world activities. The program is now institutionalized, and students who participate graduate at a significantly higher rate.
Educational Equity: Study Abroad for Underrepresented Minority and First-Gen Public Health Students
Racial and ethnic minority students remain under-represented in experiential study abroad – frustrating efforts to address the shortage of diverse public health professionals. One program meets the challenge with an intentionally designed course making a measurable difference for minority and first-gen students, during their time in college and afterward.
Promoting educational equity among health science students through a project-based learning writing course at a Hispanic Serving Institution
A co-curricular, project-based course uses high-impact practices to teach public health writing skills to students from underserved minority populations. Findings suggest both improved student performance and practice scaffolding the academic help-seeking behaviors that support graduation.
ELTHE is published semi-annually by the California State University in cooperation with the Society for Experiential Education, with support from CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, and Systemwide Digital Library Services at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. This is an open-access, peer reviewed journal, available to all who create a free account.