In my opinion, the major benefit from use of the inventory lies not in its effect on learners, but rather, in its effect on educators. Regardless of what results the inventory might produce, its mere presence reemphasizes experience as an critical part of learning. Even today, most education is still essentialist, an approach that ignores learner experience. Also, as Brookfield points out, teachers tend to be so concerned with presenting information that they overlook student needs to reflect upon it. Instead, he encourages "praxis ," thereby:
Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities including internships, service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experiences. Well-planned, supervised and assessed experiential learning programs can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills.
Our team of C areer Education S pecialists (CES) offer individual and group professional development sessions and on-line modules for students and alumni. The topics include self assessments to discover your strengths, job and internship searching, networking and brand development strategies, resume and cover letter development, salary negotiation, interviewing skills, and major to career industry clusters. We know the highest impact practice involves engaging in opportunities and courses which include relevant connections between coursework, the community and the workforce. We offer CSV and ITR courses to explore a variety of occupations and gain practical experience through an internship or civic engagement.