Lesson 5 - Theories of Learning
18. Learning by Doing: Experiential Learning
Learning by doing is one of Pratt’s five teaching approaches. There are a number of different approaches or terms within the broad heading of experiential learning, such as cooperative learning, adventure learning, and apprenticeship. I will use the term ‘experiential learning‘ as a broad umbrella term to cover this wide variety of approaches to learning by doing. I will deal with an apprenticeship as a separate section because of its traditional (if tacit) role in preparing university and college instructors, although it can be seen as just one of several methods of experiential learning.