Exploring Experiential Learning Models and developing an EL based ERE cycle in teaching at higher education in Pakistan
Keywords:Experiential Learning, ERE cycle, Higher Education, Reflection, Experiments
Experiential Learning (EL) is a process where a learner learns in various phases by doing, reflecting, and experimenting (Kolb, 1984). To determine the best practices in EL, one needs to explore it by doing in-depth readings of primitive and contemporary researches and theories of EL. The current study is aimed at exploring and analyzing existing EL theories and cycles to address the needs of the local students of Pakistan. After a thorough and careful discussion, an EL-based ERE model is proposed to use EL strategies in teaching at higher education in Pakistan considering the local requirements and settings. After doing a content analysis of the relevant literature, an ERE cycle was developed that includes three phases with the basic components derived from existing prevailing EL cycles. The whole process was termed as 'ERE' cycle, where 'E' referred to 'experience', 'R' referred to 'reflection' and 'E' referred to 'experiment'.This study will enable the researchers and EL practitioners to follow the strategies and activities and experiment ERE cycle in teaching different courses. The study will permit the students and teachers to experience EL strategies and have productive, meaningful, and long-lasting learning.