Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, practicums, field exercises, and studio performances. The article in this section describes how experiential learning can be incorporated into college courses.
David. A. Kolb on experiential learning (Smith, 2001, Informal Education)
David A. Kolb's model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education and lifelong learning. This site sets out the model, and examines its possibilities and problems.
- Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
- Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
- National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
See also: Teaching Strategies: Service Learning