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