Experiential learning can be defined as kids (and adults!) learning through exploring, experiencing, creating, discovering, relating to and interacting with the world around them.
In essence, experiential learning has two basic meanings to it. In the first version, your children will learn something all by themselves without the help or assistance of their parents or teachers.
Like a chapter in a good textbook, a lecture is an efficient way to deliver course content. However, delivering course content is not always the same thing as fostering actual learning.
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In 1984, David A. Kolb, published a groundbreaking book entitled Experiential Learning, which talks about experience as the source of learning and development.
Experiential learning or active learning involves young children doing things and thinking about what they are doing. Plus, it promotes long-term retention of information and motivates further learning.
An accelerated early-learning approach can be problematic when taken to an extreme. This, of course, depends on the format of the teaching and the intensity and how effectively the teaching is balanced with playtime and other activities.
How can schools plan innovative, interactive, hands-on activities to ensure kids are able to effectively learn, develop, and hone their skills, while also having fun and maintaining focus? Read this article to get useful tips.