Experiential Learning in Haiti

“Developing Global-Ready Agriculturists through Experiential Learning Modules: Solving Problems of Food Insecurity & Human Suffering in Haiti”

As part of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, faculty and graduate student pairs have traveled to Haiti and developed Experiential Learning Modules (ELMs) to be included in international agricultural development graduate curricula. Faculty and student pairs from Texas A&M University, Auburn University, and Sam Houston State University have come together to make this project possible. These teams have been hosted by Christianville, a faith-based NGO in Gressier. During their immersive experience faculty/student pairs engage with the community and resources around them to identify challenges and innovations related to food insecurity ad human suffering in Haiti to develop the topic of their ELMs.

May 2017

January 2017

What is an Experiential Learning Module?

 An Experiential Learning Module or ELM is a multimedia presentation based on the four adaptive modes of Kolb’s Learning Cycle (1984). ELMs contain pictures or video and voice over presentations to create an active vicarious experience for the classroom learner. Each ELM includes specific objectives based on identified needs related to food security and human suffering. Each ELM also describes the background information of the need identified by the target audience and will include author/developer pair members’ perceptions of Haiti such as culture, history, economy, and religion.

January 2017 (L-R) Roopesh Gopaul, Isabella Virgl, Taya Brown, Katlin Keppler, Kathryn Jasper, James Lindner, Gary Briers, Rebecca Robles-Piña,Paul Bowers, and Manuel Piña

May 2016 (L-R) Gary Briers, Elizabeth Wofford (Webb), Roopesh Gopaul, Joseph Molnar, Glenn Brodbeck, Rebecca Robles-Piña, Manuel Piña, Katlin Keppler, Elizabeth Bird, Danette Philpot

Take Survery

Experiential Learning ModuleAssessment Author
Advanced Agricultural Education in HaitiLearning AssessmentKatlin D. Keppler,
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
Sustainable Management Practices Of Plantain In Haiti With Emphasis on The Control of the Disease Black Sigatoka Learning AssessmentAbhimanyu Gopaul,
Master’s Student
Auburn University
Improving Food Security Programs and Decreasing Human Suffering by Building Relationships with Children in Haiti Learning AssessmentElizabeth J. Wofford (Webb), PhD Student
Sam Houston State University
Screwworm in Livestock and Humans? Case in Haiti
Learning AssessmentGlenn Brodbeck,
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
A Systems Approach to Improving Agricultural Production in a Development Setting
Learning Assessment-Taya Brown,
PhD Student
Texas A&M University
Career Aspirations of Haitian Secondary Students

Learning Assessment-Katlin D. Keppler,
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
Composting to Increase Food Production
Learning Assessment-Paul B. Bowers,
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University

Haiti: Water Resource Management
Learning Assessment-Kathryn Jasper,
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
The Potential and Role of an Extension Service in the Provision of Sustainable Farming Practices in Gressier : Challenges and Scope
Learning Assessment-Abhimanyu Gopaul,
Master’s Student
Auburn University
Developing the Goat Industry in HaitiLearning Assessment Mekenzie Hargaden
Master’s Student
Auburn University

Goat Chili: A School Lunch Program to Feed a Community in Haiti
Learning Assessment Elizabeth Wofford
PhD Student
Sam Houston State University

Use of Comparative Education to Increase Cultural Identity Development with Children in Haiti
Learning Assessment Elizabeth Wofford
PhD Student
Sam Houston State University
Relieving Human Suffering through a Child Sponsorship Program in Haiti: A Case StudyLearning AssessmentElizabeth Wofford
PhD Student
Sam Houston State University
Relieving Human Suffering through a Children’s Home Internship in Haiti Learning AssessmentElizabeth Wofford
PhD Student
Sam Houston State University
International Development Work Model: Case Study of Christianville Foundation Learning AssessmentElizabeth Wofford
PhD Student
Sam Houston State University
Corn Production in Haiti

Learning AssessmentAbby Heidenreich
Master’s Student
Auburn University
An Exploration of Haitian Vocational EducationLearning AssessmentNicole Dietzel
PhD Student
Texas A&M University
Post-Harvest Loss in Haiti

Learning AssessmentKelsey Barnes
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
Biosecurity at an NGO Site
Learning AssessmentShannon Seelye
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
International Agricultural Development: Selecting a Research Topic
Learning AssessmentKristen Berger
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
Evaluation of Rabbit Production Project

Learning AssessmentKristen Berger
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University
Aquaponics for the Developing World

Learning AssessmentTaya Brown
PhD Student
Texas A&M University
Moringa: The Tree of Life

Learning AssessmentKerry Kennedy
Master’s Student
Texas A&M University


Contact Information

Dr. Gary Briers
Professor, Principal Investigator
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
2116 TAMU, Room 244, Agriculture and Life Sciences Building,
600 John Kimborough Blvd.
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2116
g-briers@tamu.edu


This material was created with funding from: USDA/NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant Project # TEX09637

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