A student in Education Studies has the opportunity to become a skilled practitioner who demonstrates skill competence, communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of human development and human diversity, and the ability to engage broad contradictory world views. Experiential learning is an important means of developing these specific skill competencies in students.
Some of these experiences encourage a critical application of the meaning of ‘cognitive change’ to spaces outside of the brick and mortar and virtual classrooms. They are intended to cultivate an understanding the ways that teaching and learning are achieved subconsciously in these and other alternative living spaces, together with the documented effects of this subconscious learning. They establish a resume/portfolio of a knowledge base grounded in demonstrable practical experience.
Experiential Learning provides:
Opportunities to experience and/or work in divergent learning communities.
Opportunities to experience the impact of education policy on the life experiences of others.
Opportunities to teach and learn in alternative learning spaces.
Opportunities to re-imagine the educative process.