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What even is Experiential Learning?

Experiential Learning is learning through an experience. Experiential learning provides a dynamic method for individuals to identify needed alterations in their skills, attitudes, and behaviours, enabling the application of these changes to improve performance.

Learning and the Kolb Cycle

Experiential Learning Model and Theory

David A. Kolb on Experiential Learning is a widely regard and famous model made of four elements: concrete experience, observation and reflection, the formation of abstract concepts and testing in new situations.

Experiential Learning Tools uses Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory and Cycle as a basis for all our experiential learning activities.

We design our experiential learning activities, tools, and resources based around this theory so you get the best learning out of your training.

Experience - 'Act/Do

The journey begins with action. Direct engagement in hands-on activities forms the foundation of experiential learning, immersing learners in the experience to gather unique insights and understanding.

Multidisciplinary team collaboration

Reflect - 'Notice and Observe'

Reflection is the bridge to deeper understanding. This stage emphasizes taking a step back to observe and think critically about the experiences, extracting valuable lessons and insights.

ELT in use

Conclude - 'Understand'

Understanding crystallizes from reflection. At this stage, learners synthesize their observations into coherent conclusions, developing new theories or models that encapsulate their learned experiences.

Multidisciplinary team collaboration

Apply - 'Test Conclusions'

The final stage of experiential learning involves applying the newly formed concepts and understanding in different contexts or real-world scenarios, testing the efficacy of the conclusions and further refining the learning process.

ELT in use

Beyond Traditional Learning

Engage learners

Traditional education often focuses on memorization and passive learning. In contrast, experiential learning engages learners in critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making in real-life scenarios.

Modern approach to learning

Experiential learning equips learners with essential life skills such as adaptability, collaboration, and resilience, preparing them for the challenges of the modern world.

Less theory, more practical

Experiential Learning is characterised by less theoretical learning or lecturing and by more practical, personal learning that comes from the individual insights from those involved

What We Offer

Access a range of proven Experiential Learning Activities aligned to David Kolb’s experiential learning cycle

Discover our wide range of experiential learning activities, designed to cater to diverse learning needs and foster skills that last a lifetime that can be used in organisations big and and small for:

  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Management Skills (Customer & Business Skills)
  • Leadership Skills (Leading Teams & Developing People)
  • Personal Development (Soft & Interpersonal Skills)
  • Facilitation Skills (Virtual & Face to Face Groups & Teams)
  • Employability Skills for Young People

Images of Resilience Online
1 - 50 participants

Images of Resilience Online

Utilise a captivating set of metaphor images, each echoing the emotions and experiences tied to resilience and grit

Colourblind® Online
4 - 28 participants

Colourblind® Online

Develops effective communication and team building skills and helps virtual teams recognise problems caused with imprecise communication and language

Workstations Online
4 - 20 participants

Workstations Online

A popular and challenging virtual team problem solving game with powerful messages about managing team communication.

Hear It From Our Clients

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Try it first hand

Theory and reading can't match the impact of firsthand experience. Book a demo at your convenience, and let's explore dynamic experiential learning activities together.

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