Experiential Learning Online: A 'How-To' Handbook

| March 13, 2019

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Since we were young children, we’ve been told to go out into the world and learn from our experiences and often, mistakes. Like the first time, we tried to ride a bike without stabilisers and almost crashed into the road. Or when we tried to swim and almost drowned.The takeaway word I hang on to here is ‘almost’. Due to the beautiful and frightening mechanics of the brain, these sands of time have become engraved as bittersweet learning experiences. However, you didn’t learn through solely trial and error but also, crucial reflection and feedback.

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