How Experiential Learning Can Improve Kid’s Learning

How Experiential Learning Can Improve Kid’s Learning

Children have a natural tendency and a natural tendency to discover, learn and try new things. They are curious about the world around them and especially about things that they do not seem to know. This desire for learning can be beneficial in schools and homes to increase their academic growth, but only if done properly. So, let us discuss Experiential Learning.

Although kindergarten children are curious, they are very active physically and mentally. It is not always easy to get their attention when they are not interested in something. So, what is the best way to make these articles interesting to them? The answer is to learn from experience.

Now, what is a learning experience?

It is a learning process that focuses on experiencing, exploring, creating, and interacting with the people and the world around you. This method of learning applies to children and adults alike. Learning from experience does not always focus on structured patterns, but rather allows children to learn in their own nature and pace.

Learning experiences include outdoor play, artistic and imaginative play, art forms such as dance and music, and community activities as well as exploring the environment and nature.

Teacher Teaching His Students
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Shawn Bean

Experiential learning is one of the highest learning styles we can use in our classrooms. Although there are times when we may not be able to use this type of reading due to time constraints. However, we should look to include you whenever possible.

A good example of this was when I was teaching students a version of World History called the Great History Project. One of the topics discussed was planetary design, and to illustrate this we went outside and the students ran in a large circle until they “pulled” each other and connected.

Eventually, all will be connected, and it emphasized the point to the students about what it was like to benefit. They talked about that day for years, which would not have been the case had I just talked about it or shown them a video.

I often had students imitate political alliances by imitating what put them on the brink of war. It was a good lesson that, once suspended, we carried on. The ultimate revelation was that their countries represented European powers before WWI, and often had a similar effect. But not always, led to serious discussions about different results.

I personally love the way students control their reading it diminishes my looking at all the answers and allows students to begin to make their own connections to the topic. They are forced to communicate, solve problems, and often offer their own solutions.

I try to integrate experiential education and experiential learning activities at least once a unit in my studies, and generally, those are the days that students most enjoy. The next day students often ask when we do that again, which is not uncommon on a typical school day.

Drs. Rachel Schechter

With a PhD in Child Development from Tufts University and M.Ed. At Harvard University Arts School, Rachel brings a unique perspective on how to support equality, diversity, inclusion while accelerating learning.

Rachel says that “learning by doing” is one of the natural processes that we learn from birth. As teachers and administrators focus on accelerating learning this year, we can extend the learning experience by combining two related principles of Learning Science: authenticity and intentional.

Real recreational reading uses real-world, cultural-oriented problems for students to reflect, analyze, and make decisions about them. When students see their lives in the learning experience, it strengthens their sense of belonging and their motivation to learn.

Accelerate skills development during experiential learning by deliberately focusing on the outcomes of your intended academic skills. This improves the chances of learning specific skills in environmental outcomes, errors, and successes.

Put students in groups to “learn by doing” together, and you have a collaborative, SEL-based, full of skills, and encourage inclusive learning.

Ashutosh Jhureley

Children, when given the opportunity to do something with the content or when they really like it, are more likely to acquire a deeper knowledge. Experience learning activities require a lot of attention and effort during participation. Therefore, the learning process becomes a hands-on learning activity. Learning robots is one example where children have to go through a broad process of learning through reading. Robots is a STEM learning field that combines design, operation, design, development, and application of codes that can make a robot work. In simple terms, robotics is a way to gain control over machines.

Another important aspect of experiential education is a sense of accomplishment and emotional growth, which gives children. It allows them to take on new things, and with the help of older people, they are able to take ownership and move on to the first struggle.

Conclusion

It is important to understand that art and communication are the tools of the future. Children who are exposed to learning at an early age are more likely to be serious about life.

Nowadays, traditional teaching methods and literary knowledge are of limited value. You gain true knowledge from personal experience.

At Moonpreneur, our teachers follow a unique learning approach to teach more effectively. The focus is on helping students reach their full potential. Our unique program gives children the opportunity to try new projects, engage in learning activities, and gain product development experience.

This helps them to set goals and work at their own pace while gaining knowledge of multiple domains. So, more blogs will be coming in the Education section.