By Anne Hardy
Everyday Education 

Experiential Learning Offers Different Benefits

 

February 27, 2017

Karma Stevens and Nicole Muse from Katie Bland's fifth grade class prepare to welcome guests to the class' Poetry Slam at Pisgah Forest Elementary School. (Courtesy photos)

"I want to try it!" is one of the first and most common requests we hear from our toddlers as they begin to grow and learn. Whether a young child sees an adult play a game, prepare food, or use tools to fix something, chances are high that the child wants to try it, too. That instinct to learn by doing is one that stays with us all our lives, and our children are better served in their school-based education when they have opportunities for hands-on practice and real-world application.

Experiential education is an approach to learning that invites students (of any age) to go past learn...



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