Experiential Education Definitions

There is no single, authoritative definition of experiential education.  There are, however, common themes embedded in frequently cited definitions.  Consider the popular definitions provided below, noting what ideas recur as well as those which are more loosely associated or disparate in nature.

Which definition appeals to you most?  How would you improve upon it?  Determining how you would best describe experiential education will help you to ensure that the work that you do in this course to design your own experiential learning course will resonate with what you most value about this form of education.



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