Jay W. Roberts

Earlham College

About

2016 roberjaI am the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Education at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where my work focuses on strategic academic initiatives. My scholarship centers around experiential and environmental education in the K-16 context. Prior to my work at Earlham, I was the Director of the Poplar Ridge Experiential Learning Center at the University of Virginia. I currently serve on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Experiential Education and the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. I am also a Teagle Pedagogy Fellow with the Great Lakes College Association.

My most recent publications include: Experiential Education in the College Context: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters (2015), Routledge Press; Beyond Learning By Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education (2012), also published by Routledge Press; and “The Campus and Community As A Learning Laboratory: Possibilities and Limitations” (2013) in Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, Texas A & M Press. 

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  1. I have been reading your book Beyond Learning By Doing, and absolutely love your ideas and your use of the river as a metaphor for theoretical currents in education.

  2. Dr. Roberts, I am grateful for you book Beyond Learning by Doing. I have been working my way through Dewey’s Democracy and Education and Experience in Education, I’ll admit it has been a challenge on my own. But reading BLbD has helped clarify Dewey’s philosophies quite a bit. Thank you.

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