Student motivation

The Impact of Experiential Learning on Student Learning

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When you set up experiential learning situations for your students, they can apply course concepts and knowledge to real-life problems and situations like ones they may encounter in their own professional and personal lives. Through this process, they begin to see patterns in problems and potential solutions. When they encounter similar problems in the future, they can draw on the rich bank of examples and knowledge of patterns among problems and solutions you have helped them to build. All this experience moves them on the path to developing expertise in their fields.