Against Experiential Learning

Education, not experience

“I want to be taught that, not experience it.” Words of wisdom from my seven-year-old on losing a piece from his Salt Water Powered Robot Kit. And sure, while “experiential learning” continues to be all the rage in Higher Education, worth remembering that one of the best parts about learning, and education, is not having to experience what it is you are learning.


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