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Assessing Experiential Learning

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2015). "Assessing Experiential Learning", Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R Asia).


For teachers and students to realize the learning experience and outcomes in experiential learning projects, it is important for us to assess students regardless these projects are credit bearing or not. Funding and accreditation bodies often request assessment data of experiential service learning projects in order to demonstrate accountability for the public and administrative concerns on resource utilization. Here, we will discuss some of the assessment methods that are often used to assess experiential community service projects i.e. reflective journal, direct observation, presentation, oral assessment and individual documentation.