23 Feb The Difference of Experiential Learning
Seven Arrows prides itself on being an immersive learning community committed to helping each child realize their full potential. One key way that we fulfill this promise is through the utilization of experiential learning, which is integrated into many facets of our curriculum. From Masquerade to the makerspace, environmental outdoor education to Kuyam, our students have the autonomy to immerse themselves in projects that peek their interest. A natural desire to learn is a surefire way to achieve peak engagement and performance.
For many people, when they reflect upon their own education, they recall projects that brought about significant self-growth and awareness. These types of projects, where independent exploration takes place, are exactly why experiential learning is a key component of creating a 21st century thinker. The real-world careers that our students will have involve problem-solving projects and learning through doing. Experiential learning, when executed properly, bridges the gap between classroom instruction and real-world applications by having students apply concepts in real-time.
Having many opportunities to benefit from experiential learning across many disciplines allows for more of those “aha” learning moments we all recall so fondly. Ask any Seven Arrows student to describe a learning moment that sticks out to them and they are sure to describe a Kuyam performance, science investigation, Masquerade speech, or field trip.
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