- Experiential Education Strategies
- Experiential Learning Cycle Model
- Why Experiential Learning is important
- Kolb’s Learning Styles
- Experiential Education: References
“Experiential learning is the application of theory and academic content to real-world experiences, either within the classroom, within the community, or within the workplace, which advances program or course-based learning outcomes that are specifically focused on employability skills. Experiential learning requires the student to not only engage in the experience activity, but also requires them to reflect upon their learning and how their skills learned through their academic studies can be applied beyond the classroom. Workplace experiences such as co-op and internships placements are only one form of experiential learning opportunities that can be provided to students. Such opportunities are typically divided into three categories – course focused, community focused, and work focused – giving students hands-on experiences not only in the classroom, but also in the community and the workplace” (Strategic Transformation Group on Employability, Carleton University).
- Combines direct experience with focused reflection;
- Builds on past knowledge and experiences;
- Requires active involvement in meaning construction;
- Encourages collaboration and exchange of ideas and perspectives;
- Can be course focused or in-class, community focused, or work focused.