Signature Experiences: Get Real with Experiential Learning

Signature Experiences: Get Real with Experiential Learning

For years students at both the high school and post-secondary level have been subjected to preverbal phrases like “Pay attention! In the real world you are going to need to know this.”  While these types of phrases may have provided some motivation to those of years past, it no longer resonates with learners who are universally connected and results driven.  They have observed from parents and peers that “in times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” (Hoffer E. cited in MacGilchrist, Mortimore, Savage, & Deresford, 1995)