Experiential Learnings Revised


  • Lee Herman Empire State College/State University of New York
  • Alan Mandell Empire State College State University of New York




PLA, RPL, experience, learning


The proposition is challenged that experience and learning are separate.  It is argued that all experience is necessarily learning, and that any object of experience may disclose unlimited learnings in both extent and profundity.  The implications of these claims are examined for teaching and learning, for the openness of the academy and for social justice.

Author Biographies

Lee Herman, Empire State College/State University of New York


Cultural Studies and the Arts

Alan Mandell, Empire State College State University of New York


Social Sciences


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How to Cite

Herman, L., & Mandell, A. (2015). Experiential Learnings Revised. Journal of Learning for Development, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v2i1.33



Received 2013-11-18
Accepted 2015-02-03
Published 2015-03-20