That’s a Myth! Teaching about Disaster Myths through Experiential Learning

November 2018 (VOL. 36, NO. 3)

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Experiential learning theory suggests that students learn best when they experience, reflect, conceptualize, and apply newfound knowledge. In this series of exercises, students will learn about disaster myths by observing concrete examples, reflecting on them critically, and applying concepts to real world examples. By doing so, they obtain skills to assess and analyze myths about public behavior in the aftermath of a disaster.