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Experiential Learning


Last Updated:
October 16, 2023

First Published:
March 23, 2022


  1. When designing the concrete experience, it must be meaningful, thought provoking, and highly relevant. This activity is done prior to concepts being introduced. All students actively participate in this experience to promote learning, e.g., simulation, video, experiments, case scenarios, debates, clinical assignments, etc.

  2. During reflective observation, all students reflect upon the concrete experience by answering specific, open-ended questions which help them make sense of what they just experienced.

  3. During abstract conceptualization, faculty present new concepts and ideas that stem from the concrete experience. This can come from the faculty, guest speakers, students, videos, articles, open-access materials, etc.

  4. Active experimentation provides students the opportunity to use and apply what they have learned.