Electronic Theses and Dissertations



Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Leadership & Policy Studies

Committee Chair

Wendy Griswold

Committee Member

Colton Cockrum

Committee Member

Edith Gnanadass

Committee Member

R. Eric Platt


The purpose of this descriptive, bounded, qualitative single-case study was to explore the experiences of ten training instructors at the School for Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, a civilian training institution of the Army, about their transition to using a new standardized model of curriculum design and delivery. This study used semi-structured interviews supported by document analysis to describe the instructors’ experiences learning and fully implementing the Army University Experiential Learning Model (Army U ELM), a specialized experiential learning model adapted from Kolb’s (1984) experiential learning theory. The study documents the instructor’s experiences learning to use the model and using the model in their current design and delivery. The following research questions framed this study: 1. How did training instructors gain the new knowledge and skills needed to implement the Army U ELM in their training design and delivery? 2. How do training instructors describe their experiences of the transition process to using the Army U ELM in curriculum design and delivery? 3. What are the training instructors' current perceptions of using the Army U ELM in their curriculum design and classroom facilitation work? Keywords: experiential learning, adult education, training, military education


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest.


Open Access