'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand' Confucius
The Learning Pyramid
What is Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Experiential learning focuses on the learning process for the individual. Emotion and Feelings has been recognised as an important part of experiential learning.
Example of experiential learning:
- Going to the zoo and learning through observation and interaction with the zoo environment, as opposed to reading about animals from a book.
- In business school, internship and jobshadowing opportunities provide valuable experiential learning which contributes significantly to the student’s overall understanding of the realtime environment.
- Learning how to ride a bike by actually riding rather than reading the method.
David Kolb's Experiential Learning Model (ELM)(4 stage Learning Cycle)
To simplify, "5 Questions" model of Experiential Learning:
- Did you notice...?
- Why did that happen?
- Does that happen in life?
- Why does that happen?
- How can you use that?
EduXpedition actively engage students based on Kolb’s learning model and let students explore and absorb learning.
Comparison with Traditional Academic Learning:
Traditional Academic Learning
|Acquiring information through study of subject without the necessity for direct experience||Acquiring information through direct experience, trials & making reflections|
|Dimensions are: Constructive learning & reproductive learning||Dimensions are: Analysis, Initiative & Immersion|
|Abstract classroombased technique||Involves learner in a concrete experience|
Life skills are defined as "abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life"
Our programs have this unique element where students learn skills which are relevant in life and their holistic development. Also, the programs are compatible with CBSE’s newly introduced “Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation” (CCE). The evaluation and assessment is based on various areas as described in CBSE Teacher’s Manual in three parts (CBSE Teacher’s Manual page No. 20 & 21).
about the places they travel to and its people, culture, art, history and future
towards self, others and life itself viz sharing, compassion, courage
to develop self awareness, influence and values like leadership, communication, independence, team building