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Experiential Education

Liberal Education, Soft Skills, and Success

Thomas A. Kazee | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Thomas A. Kazee

In a world that seems increasingly to equate learning and career preparation, many commentators are skeptical that students are acquiring the skills that will translate well into the marketplace.

The College Experience Matters Long After College

Bobby Fong | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Bobby Fong

At heart, student-faculty relationships are the cornerstone of an undergraduate education.

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

A Truly Inspiring School in Colorado

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Molly Sprayregen

. It's a place where kids call teachers by their first names and 10-year-olds take classes with teenagers, a place where the kids help dictate what they'd like to learn and how they'd like to learn it.

Expedition Mentality - Rehumanizing Your Approach

Crawford Hill | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Crawford Hill

Our kinds of expeditions are about creating a comfortable environment even in challenging conditions - whether those conditions be physical, social or emotional. They are about probing far beyond the superficial level of virtually all ecotourism and creating opportunities for eco-immersion.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Meet The Young People Who Really Believe In Detroit

Amy Berkhoudt | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Amy Berkhoudt

This post is part of our Millennial Impact spring series "Getting Fresh." These blogs highlight our young, innovative contributors who have new ideas ...

The Most Important Skill You Have (But Are Probably Ignoring)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

We know that the key to positively influencing adult behavior lies in getting individuals to practice existing skills in novel contexts. Our solution, therefore, is simple: We must take our existing complex thinking and problem-solving skills and use them more often.

Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

Elizabeth English | Posted 03.06.2013 | Education
Elizabeth English

Educational leaders have to have the courage to reinvent our schools for real this time. And our teachers must be teachers of children as well as teachers of their subject area.

Is Education Supposed to Be About Getting Jobs?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Jobs and careers are great, and many would like for every degree to lead swiftly and directly down the highway to a career. However, I feel pretty certain that for many of us, it simply will not be that linear and neat.