What is Experiential Education?

Experiential Education is a pedagogy that provides transformative learning opportunities.  But it can sometimes be a challenge to explain the transformative potential of ExEd to others. This video provides a brief introduction to experiential ed and explains how it's much more than field trips. It highlights the potential of experiential education to engage students and deepen learning throughout the curriculum. Feel free to share it with your colleagues! Enjoy!


ISEEN's Definition of Experiential Education:

Experiential education is a pedagogical process by which educators engage the whole student through a cycle of direct experience, reflection, analysis, and experimentation. Experiential education prioritizes people, identities, and the environment, addressing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fostering personal connection to deep and applied learning and inspiring growth in both the student and teacher, experiential education engages participants to be active global citizens working for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world where everyone belongs.

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