Experiential Learning

  • “Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it; men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing ‘just’ acts we come to be just; by doing .. brave acts, we become brave.”

    Aristotle
  • “Experiential Learning takes place when a person involved in an activity looks back and evaluates it, determines what was useful.. and uses this information to perform another activity.”

    J. Dewey

Experiential learning, executed well, ensures an immediate “empathy hit” with all participants – hence the “lasting impact” and “value” to the individual and their organisation.

In every sport – experience counts – and, to instill learning, practice is assumed in order to attain perfection. We can follow the same logic for in our experiential learning/ business simulations.

Learning leads to mastery when it is retained through experience.

 

“Formal” learning frequently fails; most is forgotten, unused, or tried once and abandoned. This is because, however well presented, the learning is:

  • in the head alone
  • not socially reinforced
  • not linked to personal experience
  • not practiced in a realistic situation
  • not shown to “create value for me, on the job”

 

To execute well will require “experience” – throughout the organisation.
Hence, the learning does not “stick” and has no real “lasting impact”.

That’s where we can help.

Learning has value when it leads to changed behaviour.

Through experiential learning, we involve learners emotionally, socially, and intellectually in real challenges with important outcomes. The experience of getting things right and wrong are seen and felt. The learning changes attitudes, behaviours, has impact and sticks. It’s also highly engaging and fun.

People learn best when they continuously experience an artful blend of challenge and support, provided for each cohort, through our crafted learning journeys.

For the most powerful proof of what we can do, come and – experience it.

I am happy to take a call at anytime

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