Examples Of Experiential Learning

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Intelligent educational methods for experiential learning

I. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THEORY
1. BASIC CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES

In order to label the process of learning from experience, various terms have been used like “learning by doing,” (John Dewey) or “experienced-based learning.” (Wolfe and Byrne). The essence of experiential learning was defined by Rogers (1969, p. 5) as: “It has a quality of personal involvement-the whole-person in both his feeling and cognitive aspects being in the learning event.” This definition represented the base on which Hoover made the point that experiential learning involves not only the cognitive learning generally stressed by management education but also the learning of behaviors: “Experiential learning exists when a personally responsible participant cognitively, affectively, and behaviorally, processes knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in a learning situation characterized by a high level of active involvement.”
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Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.”
The Association for Experiential Education regards experiential education as "a philosophy that informs many methodologies, in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities." Experiential education is the term for the philosophy and educational progressivism is the movement which it informed.
Built on social and constructivist theories of learning, experiential learning theories situate experience at the core of the learning process in order to understand the manners in which these experiences motivate learners and promote their
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