EL Research

This library of online resources has been curated to assist faculty implementing “Real-World Ready” student experiences. Information on theories, practices, and strategies behind experiential education are supplemented with links to national organizations, experiential education program websites, teaching tools, and background reading on the history of experiential education in America. Please contact lily.brooks@southeastern.edu with any questions or suggestions. Check back for updates as we will continue to add resources in the future!


National Organizations

National Society for Experiential Education


The Association for Experiential Education

Association for Experiential Education

The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

The Council for Adult Experiential Learning


Articles and Links

Experiential Learning Libguide Southeastern Library Catalogue

Rubrics developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) including rubrics on civic knowledge and engagement, teamwork, problem solving, integrative and applied learning.

Internship Standards: The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

Service-Learning Standards: The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

Principles of Good Practice in Service Learning

Howard, Jeffrey, ed., Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Service-Learning Course Design Workbook, University of Michigan: OCSL Press, Summer 2001 pp. 16–19.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Mcdaniel, Rhett. “Bloom's Taxonomy.” Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University, 10 June 1970, cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/.           

Using Experiential Exercises to Teach about Diversity

Cramer, Elizabeth P., et al. “Using Experiential Exercises to Teach about Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice.” Journal of Teaching in Social Work, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1–13.

Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

“Experiential Learning (Kolb).” Learning Theories, 4 Feb. 2017, www.learning-theories.com/experiential-learning-kolb.html.

Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation

Baker, Ann, Jensen, PJ, and Kolb, David. “Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation.”

John Dewey: Philosophy and Education

“John Dewey, Philosophy and Education.” The University of Chicago Centennial Catalogues, www.lib.uchicago.edu/projects/centcat/fac/facch08_01.html.

Reflection in Higher Education Learning

Jenny, Moon. “Reflection in Higher Education Learning.” Learning and Teaching Support Network Generic Centre, Jan. 2003

A Complete Education: Ending the Divide between Liberal Arts and Practical Education

Auon, Joseph E. “A Complete Education.” Ending the Divide between Liberal Arts and Practical Education, Inside Higher Ed, www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/04/20/essay-calls-ending-divide-between-liberal-arts-and-practical-education.


Academic Journals

Experiential Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Journal of Experiential Education

Journal of Experiential Learning

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education


Experiential-Learning Initiatives at Other Institutions

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

Brandeis University, Boston MA

Regis University, Denver CO