Expermential Learning Essays Portfolio
Writing assignment: (Due Saturday)
1. Write an outline that lists the topics you will be writing about in the final experiential learning essays. The list of approved topics can be found in Appendix E. These topics will be the basis for obtaining your credits, based on your prior experience. Make sure you create an outline…not a bulleted list by providing sub points for each topic. Additionally, develop a list of former employers, supervisors, or professional associates that will need to be contacted if you choose to provide letters of corroboration or documentation for inclusion in your portfolio.
topics are 1. Recognizing, Preventing, and Dealing with Sexual Harassment
2. Managing Stress in the Workplace
3. Interviewing Candidates for Employment
4. Principles of Time Management
5. Principles of Supervision
6. Planning and Organizing Meetings
7. Training and orienting new employees
8. Payroll management
9. purchasing principles
2. Begin writing the individual topic essays that will make up the body of your Experiential Learning Portfolio. Pay close attention to the information in chapter 10 of Earn College Credit for What You Know. Make sure you utilize the information you put together in your three-part competencies and your outline to bring substance and depth to your essays. Don’t rush this section! Use your Bedford Handbook to ensure that you are using appropriate language and run-on sentences. Additionally, make sure your essay corresponds to the four context areas as specified in the Prior Learning Assessment Evaluation Rubric in Appendix E.
3. Continue to write your individual topic essays. If you have completed them, go back and read through them and add or subtract information as you feel necessary. Remember that each topic essay should be at least 2 – 3 pages in length. Use your Bedford Handbook to make sure you are utilizing good active verbs in your writing.
4. Write the conclusion to your Experiential Learning Portfolio. Evaluate your essays and make sure you have used the Prior Learning Assessment Evaluation Rubric and that your portfolio evidences college level writing. Also, verify that it conforms to the standards of formal American English grammar and usage.
5.Create your Experiential Learning Portfolio by ensuring that the resume, autobiographical essay, introduction, learning style analysis, experiential learning essays and conclusion appear as one document with continuous pagination. Verify that your portfolio conforms to each of the requirements specified throughout this module and post your final product to Canvas.
Credit for experiential learning can be awarded through an essay-writing process that will document college-level learning. Faculty award credit based upon college-level academic principles evident in the student’s writing. The Portfolio II must include a résumé, an autobiographical sketch, and thorough documentation of the work experience being described as well as a 12- to 20-page essay describing the learning that occurred from the work experience and the resulting applications both for that situation and for future situations. Students may be referred to the English writing lab if they need aid in developing writing skills
When you write your essays, you must follow the parallel course descriptions you have selected and Kolb’s Model of Experiential Learning. These guidelines will make your task easier:
1. Define the Parameter of the Experience
When and where did the experience occur? How much time was involved? What was your role or position? Who else was involved? This background information will provide you with a concrete reference point which will help you place your essay in perspective. To write an effective essay, you may first want to read and study various sources – conduct primary/secondary research through books, magazines, films, recordings, interviews, etc. This will refresh your memory and bring forth the details of a specific learning experience.
2. Identify Subtopics
Subtopics are the various components of the overall subject topic. Identification and development of subtopics will enable you to create a multi-dimensional picture of the learning experience and acquired knowledge. Most course descriptions already contain subtopics. If the course description you have selected does not, then you must determine what subtopics to cover in order to meet course equivalency. We recommend reviewing a textbook on the subject to identify a minimum of three subtopics.
After you have identified subtopics, you should apply Kolb’s Model of Experiential Learning to each. Ask yourself the same questions you asked yourself about the experience earlier; this time identify the learning stages for each subtopic. You need to identify the key points of each subtopic and understand how they interrelate to form a total learning experience. Before you begin to write your essay, complete an experiential learning worksheet for each topic. This exercise will help you begin to analyze your experiences using Kolb’s Model.
Note. Scripture verses and direct quotes should not exceed four typed lines. See the Bedford Handbook, pp. 689-755 for complete examples of APA format, including how to cite sources, how to produce a References page according to APA, and how to format papers.