One of the missions for higher education is to bridge the gap between theory and practice. To do this the educational environment must intentionally create rich connections between the formal and experiential curriculums. The Collaborative Learning Framework was developed by Kathleen Dunemn, as a conceptual model to articulate the five essential, interconnected and interdependent components/modalities that bridge the gap between theory and practice. This model has been used in various academic and practice settings to underpin connectivity between formal and experiential based curriculums. Underpinned by The Collaborative Learning Model, this presentation will discuss the essential components that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Dunemn, Kathleen, "Collaborative Learning Model: An Infrastructure for Experiential Learning" (2016). Teaching, Learning & Assessment. 4.