Back to the basics: Developing a student engagement survey to evaluate the role of experiential learning on student engagement


  • Gerald F. Burch
  • Nathan A. Heller
  • Rusty Freed


Experiential learning is built around the idea that experience leads to knowledge. After 40 years of research there are still many facets of experiential learning that are not completely understood. This research examines one overlooked area in this research by developing a student engagement survey that can be used to examine the effects of experiential learning on student engagement and the subsequent learning outcomes. Discussions of how to employ this survey in future research is discussed.