Addressing the Challenges and Issues that arise with Experiential Learning

Catherine Broom | UBC Okanagan

Presentation | Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00 am – 10:15 am | LIB 317


Experiential learning is one of the most effective teaching approaches we can use with our students: it connects to the places where students are at in the learning and wondering and draws them into further education through applied and interactive activities and projects such as inquiry-based learning or problem-based learning. However, experiential learning can be difficult to teach for a number of reasons including school structural issues such as attitudes and class size. After reviewing experiential learning theory (based in Dewey’s work) the presenter will discuss common challenges and possible solutions to issues related to experiential teaching.