Centered on the concept that meaningful knowledge is created through concrete experiences, hands-on learning opportunities for students are at the core of an experiential course. Events are followed by reflection to develop applicable knowledge and theories for future action.
The type of experiences provided depend on the subject area and course requirements, but can include practicum programs, laboratory experiments, role-playing simulations, and problem-solving activities.
Typically, experiential learning processes are cyclical in nature and follow a pattern of an experience, followed by reflection on the experience, and then a new experience with integration of insights and learning from the last experience.
Experiential learning works well in disciplines with an applied or hands-on practical focus.
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