n South African Journal of Higher Education - Theorising experiential learning
|Article Title||Theorising experiential learning|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Affiliations||1 Cape Peninsula University of Technology and 2 Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||1091 - 1102|
The article focuses on the transfer of knowledge learnt by students in the classroom to their experiential learning contexts. It is argued that transfer is not a simple process of application but rather one of recontextualisation of previously learnt knowledge. In order for students to perform this recontextualisation, some form of reflection on experience and previous learning is necessary. Michael Barnett's theorisation of the structure of the vocational curriculum, involving different types of recontextualisation, is used as a theoretical frame to examine knowledge transfer between university and work.
Article metrics loading...