Experiential Learning Profile
Activities & Opportunities
“Experiential learning occurs when individuals engage in some activity, reflect upon the activity critically, derive some useful insight from the analysis, and incorporate the result through a change in understanding and/or behavior” — David A. Kolb, American educational theorist
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING–LEARNING BY DOING: participation, leadership, professional or educational development, honors, awards, service, performance, and more. Create an Experiential Learning Student Profile (ELSP) to record these kinds of experiences.
- An excellent way for you to evaluate and document activities throughout the college years.
- Identify and highlight developed skills and accomplishments.
- Think of the ELSP as a complementary component to academic credentials: a formal list of your accomplishments outside the classroom, a supplement to your resume, a crucial component to a portfolio.
- Share your ELSP with prospective employers and graduate or professional school admissions committees.
- Build confidence!
Steps to create an Experiential Learning Student Profile (ELSP)
- Read the introduction and check out the examples: Jack and Julia
- Complete the entire Experiential Learning Student Profile form keeping in mind one particular “experiential learning” experience (You can find profile examples here and here)
- Click Create pdf
- Your ELSP will be created. Create a new ELSP for each type of experiential experience you want to record.
- Save on your computer to be used for future resume development or store it in your Mahara e-portfolio.
Steps to Add an ELSP to a Mahara E-Portfolio
- Go to the Moodle web page: https://moodle.bethelks.edu/
- Under Interdisciplinary Studies click Experiential Learning
- Click Enroll Me
- Under topic 1 click Add Profile to Mahara e-portfolio – link
- Click on link to Mahara
- Click My Portfolio at the top
- Click My Files
- Click upload files
- Browse for the pdf you saved