In ‘Getting Ready for the Age of Experiential Education’, Matthew Lynch refers to the definition for experiential learning identified by the Association for Experiential Education as ‘a teaching philosophy that informs many methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people’s capacity to contribute to their communities.’ [Bold text added.]
Experiential learning is something we do at our Genius Camps. Our Genius Campers get to engage in several learning challenges and activities as ‘student-centred’ teams. They get to reflect on what has happened and subsequently increase their skills and capabilities to contribute to their communities. They also get to understand their uniqueness and the unique characteristics of others in their team and how they can add value by ‘showing up’ as their unique self.
Check out our schedule of events for when the next Genius Camp will be held.