What is Experiential Education?

Experiential Learning

 The University of Windsor has many different types of Experiential Learning opportunities within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. UWindsor's experiential learning philosophy is underpinned by Kolb's Learning Theory. In the theory, Kolb shares how a reoccuring learning cycle allows a variety of students to access deep learning opportunities. The cycle uses four main stages such as a 

  • Concrete Experience
  • Reflective Observation
  • Abstract Conceptuatlization
  • Active Experimentation.

To support this view, UWindsor has adopted

  • Career Development Model
  • A Curricular UWindsor Typology of Experiential Learning (see below)
  • A Co-Curricular UWindsor Typology of Experiential Learning (see below)
  • A strategy to track and identify experiential learning opportunities within and beyond the curriculum

Kolb, A. Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2017). The experiential educator: Principles and practices of experiential learning. Experience-based learning systems.