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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

LEARN BY DOING

Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., “learning from experience.” 1 Experiential learning is a more effective way to gaining understanding of materials than 2 lecture-based discussions. We retain 75% of what we do compared to 5% 3 of what we hear.







“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” - Aristotle

KOLB’S EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THEORY MODEL - DAVID KOLB (1984 )

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10 of 14 students taught by an experiential method expressed significantly more positive general attitudes towards their learning experience than did those students exposed to other teaching methods.5

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Experiential learning helps students gain precious work-related social skills, gain maturity and increases their confidence about the future.4

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Expanding on earlier work by John Dewey and Kurt Levin, David Kolb’s experiential learning theory features a four-stage cyclical theory of learning.

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Technology is a highly effective teaching tool for experiential learning. Teachers are creating more interactive lessons thanks to access to technology. 6

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1. Itin, C. M. (1999). Reasserting the Philosophy of Experiential Education as a Vehicle for Change in the 21st Century. The Journal of Experiential Education 22(2), 91-98. 2. http://sbaweb.wayne.edu/~absel/bkl/vol11/11ay.pdf 3. National Training Laboratories. Learning Pyramid. Bethel, Maine 4. Cook, S.J., R.S. Parker, & C.E. Pettijohn, (2004). The perception of interns: A longitudinal case study. Journal of Education for Business, 79(3), pp. 179-185. 5. http://www.move-up-consulting.net/fileadmin/user_upload/Readings/Evaluation_of_experiential_learning.pdf 6. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU12EducatorsandParents.pdf 7. http://www.scholastic.com/primarysources/pdfs/Scholastic_Gates_0310.pdf 8. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/the-current-state-of-technology-in-the-classroom-infographic

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