How We Learn from Short-Term Mission Experiences: A Grounded Theory Modification of the Joplin Method

From: Volume 7, Issue 1: Spring 2010, Experiential Learning Pages 172-185


Numerous models exist that help us understand how experiential education "works" yet their foundations vary and often do not connect well to actual learning processes. Models should prove most helpful, reflecting research-based historical practices of how people learn through experience. This paper presents grounded theory research that develops and proposes a modification of the Joplin model that provides a more accurate model of how North American adolescents learned from their experiences while on a short-term mission trip.



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