Experiential Education

What is Experiential Education?

Experiential education is a teaching philosophy that seeks to increase student motivation through active hands-on engagement that is relevant to the student, personally challenging and self-guided, includes a vision of responsibility for one’s self and others, and provides opportunities for reflection on what is learned.

This could mean theme-based outdoor education in which each student becomes an expert on a chosen topic of natural science. Or it could be community service projects designed to connect students to their social group, their community, and their world.

For Senior School students, this could include building projects in the developing world or visits to local seniors’ homes. For Elementary School students, it could consist of field trips to learn more about their city.