Experiential learning

“Experiential education is a hands on form of learning that begins with concrete experience. After solving a problem, learners reflect on the process and are able to apply lessons more broadly to their lives” (Association for experiential education, https://www.aee.org/what-is-ee).

Experiential education:

  • 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- or work-focused

To learn more about experiential learning, click the image below to visit the experiential learning toolkit website. This website provides information, examples and templates for designing, delivering, facilitating, and evaluating experiential learning (EL) in postsecondary education and was developed through a collaborative initiative between Niagara College, Georgian College and Brock University.

Image link to the EL Toolkit website