Experiential learning is an approach that involves hands on learning, the ability to thinking outside the box when dealing with challenges.
The general concept of learning through experience has been around for many years. Around 350 BCE, Aristotle wrote in the Nichomachean Ethics for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”. By the 1970s, David A. Kolb helped to develop the modern theory of experiential learning, drawing heavily on the work of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget.
Experiential learning can have significant teaching advantages, especially when being applied in a team/corporate environment. We believe learning only has good effects when learners have the desire to absorb the knowledge.
When an individual learns to engage in a fun relaxed environment, not only does this open up their mind for greater possibilities and outcomes, but also engages each member of the group resulting in increased employee engagement and team work.
Types of experiential events:
- Indoor and outdoor team exercises
- Puzzle solving and how this can resolve and enhance outcomes within life and the workplace.
- Outdoor team challenges can include, team navigation, fire walking, breaking barriers events, fog walking and much more.
- Ability to be willing to be actively involved in the experience;
- The learner being able to reflect on the experience;
- Being able to possess and use analytical skills to conceptualise the experience; and
- Be able to possess decision making and problem solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience
Due to the very nature of Experiential Learning events we support, all experiential learning programs are bespoke to each individual or company requirements. For further details please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss further.