Developing Experiential Learning Experiences
Concurrent Session 2
Designed for an audience that includes lifelong learners, this online program employs video-based cases and activities that support experiential learning and student engagement via documentary-style film-making.
Whereas most programs in this field serve professionals supporting school-age children with ASD – this program is designed for a diverse audience has a broader range of application with a focus that expands to adolescence, transition to adulthood, adulthood, and aging.
The video case studies that highlight four individuals with a range of levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder across their lifespans make this program uniquely engaging, and provide experiential learning without the requirement field experience. Because the George Mason program is 100% asynchronous, students do not have the opportunity to participate in traditional field experience opportunities. These case study videos allow students to view all aspects of daily life with ASD, and an opportunity to apply their knowledge to real life situations.
In this presentation we will:
Discuss the program planning strategy process that led to the development of this case study project.
Discuss pedagogical approach for developing case-study material and leveraging video content for learning objectives.
Discuss the production process with an emphasis on establishing collaborations between educational institutions, families, non-profits, and other community stakeholders
Highlight student feedback and response to materials