Experiential Learning is hands on, practical and functional learning that you can see, touch and sometimes even taste, but possibly more importantly experiential learning gives the opportunity to review and reflect on the learning.
Experiential learning isn’t just about getting teams together to learn how to communicate better. It’s so much more;
- Inspiring team dynamics
- Breaking down silo mentalities
- Coping with conflict
- Creating or delivery strategy
- Developing and introducing graduates or apprentices into the workplace
- Fostering innovation
- Understanding and developing leadership
- Bringing company visions and values alive
- Supporting and embracing change
- Demonstrating ROI in team development
- Bringing to life the theory of psychometric profiles
There are several fundamental reasons why experiential learning is the future of learning. These are our favorites:
Fast Track Learning
How many people read a manual before getting into a car and learning to drive? It’s not practical or efficient. You need someone to show you the functions in the car but the only way to learn, is to do it and by doing it you learn quicker.
Learning Without Fear of Failure
Knowledge is a powerful thing but only when applied correctly and the way to correctly apply your newly acquired knowledge is to practice. The benefits of practicing immediately after learning, in a safe environment where mistakes can be made and rectified or further learning applied is imperative to successful outcome.
Return on Investment
Experiential learning offers a practical engagement between the delegate and the Facilitator and it stands to reason that an engaged delegate is also a retentive delegate. The personal nature of Experiential learning induces feelings and emotions which goes way beyond traditional classroom methods.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States
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