Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

What Is Experiential Learning?

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

What Is Experiential Learning?

Article excerpt

The answer to this question would probably vary, based on whom you asked. My answer would be "ALL learning is experiential learning." This would also be how eminent experiential learning scholars like John Dewey (1938) and David KoIb (1984) would likely answer.

Experiential learning is the cyclical process by which learners transform their experiences into meaningful knowledge. Each experience builds on previous experiences and lays the groundwork for future experiences. Learning occurs as students reflect on their experiences, and build connections with previous knowledge.

As educators, our role is to create meaningful learning experiences. Edgar Dale (1946) gave us a useful tool to discuss learning experiences. Often referred to as Dale's Cone of Experience, this model presents learning experiences on a continuum from very concrete, hands-on experiences to very abstract experiences, like reading a book. As educators, we make conscious decisions about the types of experiences we create for our students.

Experiential Learning and Agricultural Education

Agricultural educators have long espoused a commitment to experiential learning. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.