Experiential learning is a critical part of health education courses. It provides opportunities for students to connect their classroom learning to outside experiences to achieve a better understanding of various issues and concepts. Through experiential learning, students can analyze, evaluate and document outside experiences in relation to their coursework. This study investigated the significance of collaborative assignments in experiential learning using the high impact practice, global and diversity learning. The results of this study demonstrate higher scores on analytical reasoning and connections to coursework when experiential learning includes a collaborative assignment.
Salis, Andrea S.; Monahan, Tony; and Armstrong, Daniel, "The Use of Collaborative Assignments to Enhance Experiential Learning in Community College Health Education Courses" (2015). NERA Conference Proceedings 2014. 4.