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Experimental Learning

Experiental LearningBy Juan Carlos Castillo

Goal of the methodologyStudents experience language.

Increase knowledgeDevelop skills.- Clarify values.

Experiental Learning is also referred as:Learning through action.Learning through doing.Learning through experience.Learning through discovery and exploration.

Some of the principlesExperimental learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis.

Experiences are structured to requiere the students to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for results.

Teachers role Be willing to accept a less teacher-centric role in the classroom.

Identify an experience in which students will find interest and be personally committed.

explain the purpose of experimental learning situation to the students.

Students roleStudents will be involved in problems which are practical, social and personal.

Students will be allowed freedom in the classroom as long as they make headway in the learning process.

Students will self-evaluate their own progression or succes in the learning process and become open to change.

Experiential Learning Cycles

Student testimonyThe ELC gives students the ability to develop and practice soft skills that employers look for. Students are able to graduate as polished professionals due to the experience they receive working alongside corporate executives.

ReferencesNorthern Illinois University, College of Busness Experiental Learning Center (2011)(ELC)http://www.cob.niu.edu/_pdfs/academics/experiential-learning-center/project-catalog.pdf

Neill, J.(2006). Experiential learning & experiential education: Philosophy theory, practice & resources. http://www.wilderdom.com/experiential/elc/ExperientialLearningCycle.html