Our definition of learning is 'when you know, can do or can explain something you couldn't before'.
Experiential learning is learning through reflection on doing. It focuses on the learning process for the individual. An example of this is going to the zoo and learning through observation and interaction with the zoo environment as opposed to reading about animals from a book. Consequently, one makes discoveries and experiments with knowledge first hand, instead of hearing or reading about others' experiences.
We deliver our curriculum through an 'experiential' approach. Teachers work hard to ensure that children are engaged with learning activities that actively involve, motivate and prompt them to ask questions. Some of the agreed features of our 'experiential approach' include:
A 'wow' point of entry into a new topic
learning that is focussed on teaching skills
planned cross curricular links to apply learnt skills
the use of core motivational texts
use of other learning spaces beyond the classroom
the 'pupils voice' guiding the learning
planned enrichment opportunities
the use of ICT to enhance learning opportunities.
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