11th International Conference on Experiential Learning
The Identity of Experience
Challenges for experiential learning
December 8th - 12th 2008 at the University of Technology Sydney
The 2008 ICEL Conference was a great success. This site is being maintained for reference purposes.
ICEL 2010 will be held in Chile - Contact Camilo Mendoza
Experience-Based Learning Association Australasia [E-BLA] will hold a conference at UTS 7 - 9 December 2009 'Traversing the marshes: bridging theory and practice in experience-based learning' www.e-bla.com (opens an external website)
See the program including accepted Papers, Workshops, Poster Displays and Field Visits.
Our conference theme - The Identity of Experience - focuses on current and future challenges for experiential learning. These challenges include
- the challenge of integration
- the challenge of difference
- the challenge of research investigation
- the challenge of application
Each of these is described in more detail in conference themes
These challenges face everyone involved in experiential learning from outdoors education, to designers and users of simulations and online learning. The conference will provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, sharing of practices and the creation of new frameworks for future developments in this broad field of education. The conference will also provide opportunities for experiencing learning in a variety of uniquely Australian contexts.
ICEL 2008 Conference and Exhibition builds on the success of previous ICEL conferences. It will provide further opportunities for the experiential learning community to discover and examine the latest research and educational advances, as well as discussing applications with developers and users.
The ICEL Steering Committee is once again proud to be the sponsor of this exciting international event. Each ICEL experience is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas on practice and research and the theme of the 2008 ICEL is well chosen for these times when education, training and learning are facing new challenges around the world.
The Organising Committee looks forward to seeing you in Sydney from 8th to 12th December 2008.
Dr Kate Collier - Convenor