How Experiential Learning Contributes to better Learning Experiences

Dear Content Contributor,

 

Last time, we discussed on Innovative Teaching in a Digital Age that is, how Learning could change your teaching practice in today’s digital-first world and how to embrace the changing role of teaching. I hope you find it interesting.

 

This week, we want to continue in the series of how Experiential Learning Contributes to better Learning Experiences

 

 

 

The very concept of experiential learning has been thrown around quite frequently of late. It’s a growing trend in the teaching process that more and more schools have begun adopting. The idea is quite simple and works around the process of learning through one’s experiences or a “reflection of doing”.
 
Originally coined by David Kolb the process follows a cycle of 4 steps:

 

1.     Concrete Experience

 

2.     Reflective Observation

 

3.      Abstract Conceptualization

 

4.     Testing/Active Experimentation
 
This model of steps is something that seems to appear time and time again in our lives and it has been argued that this learning cycle can begin and end at any of these steps. Click to Read More
 
You can also read our previous tips from HERE

 

 

 

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Thank you.

 

 

 

Prof.  O. M. Arigbede

Director, Centre for Innovation and Strategy in Learning and Teaching