Experiential Learning Theory : Carl Rogers's Approach To Psychology

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Experiential Learning is the art of learning from one’s own physical experiences in real life. The theory was developed by a man named Carl Rogers. The Experiential Learning theory originates from his views about psychotherapy and humanistic approach to psychology. He believes that Experiential Learning is equivalent to personal change and growth. He feels the all humans have a natural tendency to learn. Carl Rogers was born January 8, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was a civil engineer and his mother was a house wife. He started school in the second grade because he could already read. His wife’s name was Helen Elliot. He taught at the university of Chicago and Wisconsin at Madison. He founded psychotherapy and developed…show more content…
Having a fair atmosphere puts many students at ease and make’s them feel more confident in the classroom. Learning is easier when the learner completely participates and self-evaluates the work that has been put in front of them. Experiential Learning was one of the first methods of education. It has been said that it is an important part of formal college education. It has many reasons why, one of many is the concern with instructors helping their students enter the profession they wish too due to the never-ending competition. Experiential learning activities help education placements, and projects that have hands on experience that prepares them for the real world. The activities provide growing numbers of learners with many beneficial occasions to implement the theory in real world. These opportunities let learners build skill and gain job expertise. There are also many challenges. As there are many advantages to Experiential Learning there are also many challenges and disadvantages to the theory. Such as learning style diversity, writing and speaking skills, plagiarism and group writing, and classroom management. There could be many other things to make a student nervous in a classroom like a missing assignment or they forgot to study for a test. It can be very hard for the instructor to make all students at ease if the students do not be actively involved in the Experiential
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