experiential learning

Experiential Learning "This theory of education is based on reflecting on what you as the individual have been doing, and learning from it. As such, it is a theory that emphasizes actively partaking in an experience instead of simply reading about it. A common example in higher education may be job placements, where the student learns first hand what a particular work entails and absorbs valuable information through a process of observation. (...) This theory incorporates the element of learning by doing in a real-life situation (...). For this reason, experiential learning methods can be extremely valuable in instances where the situation can be easily replicated in real-life and where participants cannot come to harm (examples of the latter may be military or flight simulations)."

Source: CESIM