On 'Experiential Learning'

John Kijinski, Inside Higher Ed, Jan 09, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The comment thread is far and away the best part of this article. Working without data or evidence, the author argues that in-class learning is more valuable than experiential learning. "The most valuable thing we can teach students is the ability to think through, with patient focus, demanding intellectual challenges." But even the examples provided - as the commenters argue - have real-life experiences that are every bit as demanding as the in-class alternative. 

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