Do You Know...
What Experiential Learning Looks Like?
Other names for experiential learning
Learning though action Learning by doing Learning through experience Discovery Exploration Experimentation
Any Time the Real World comes into the classroom
Bloomfield Special Olympics Volunteers
Aprenticeships Clincial Experiences Co-op Fellowships Interships Service Learning/Volunteering Field Trips Guest Speakers Case Studies Simulations
During Experiential Learning Students:
Practice Problem Solving Build Relationships Solidify Career Interests Are curious participants Assume responsibility Take initiative
College Grads are competing with Veteran professionals for entry level jobs. Experience matters!
The National Association of Colleges and Employers found 74% of employers wish to hire grad with relevant experience. 65% of interns surveyed by the National Association with paid internships recieved full time offers.
The Experts Weigh in...
"Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me and I will learn." - Ben Franklin "There is an intimate and necessary relation between the process of actual experience and education." - John Dewey "Learning is experience. Everything else is just information" - Albert Einstein
With more time devoted to "tested subjects" schools have offered less experiential learning opportunities to students. In spite of a push for STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING!?! Co-op programs are viewed as something for students who we just want to get out of the building and not valuable learning experiences. This can change... if you know... What Experiential Learning Looks Like?