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Experiential Learning


Accepting the 'slight' difference between the pedagogical and andragogical theories, I am curious to know if anyone has any direct experience of actually using these theories in designing a training event. In particular, has anyone used an experiential approach for an event at which the (adult) learners had no relevant previous experience? If so, what happened, what worked & what would you do differently next time?


Paul Hollands

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  1. Training teachers outdoors
    The charity I work for, Learning through Landscapes, encourages schools to use their outdoor environment as a teaching resource.
    This means that much of the learning we promote is experiential. As many teachers are not used to working outdoors and teaching in this way our training for them is also experiential – and often outside.
    We find that this type of training goes down very well, as long as it is seen as directed and relevant, remembersing that these teachers will then be taking what they have learnt back to children.
    We also mix the experiential learning with theory and examples from other schools to deliver a balanced and varied programme.
    I would be happy to share information on some of the types of activity we use.
    Mary Jackson


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