| Experiential Learning |
Studies have shown that many students learn and retain better while they are active outside. This also helps to build critical thinking skills and builds understanding of natural systems.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING RESOURCES
- Experiential Learning
UC DAVIS goes through the history of experiential learning
“We Learn . . .
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
95% of what we teach others.”
“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
- Nature, Nurture, Knowledge: The Promise of Experiential Learning for Students with Special Needs
This is a thesis paper by Kara Peterson that goes into the importance of nature and experience for educating special needs students
- When Learning Comes Naturally
Sarah Lawrence guide for parents and teachers on how to use nature to teach
- Experiential Learning in School Gardens and Other Outdoor Environments
This is a thesis paper by Stephanie Huckestein that digs into the how learning is improved when students are able to work with their hands outside.
- What is Experiential Learning?
This is an article by Jame W. Gentry who gets into the history, methods and effect of experiential learning:
“I HEAR AND I FORGET
I SEE AND I REMEMBER
I DO AND I UNDERSTAND.”