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A tent along a river with two men getting water.

Experiential learning, or learning by experience, is the process underlying Kurt Hahn's philosophy an remains a common tennet of the Hahnian legacy organizations (i.e. Duke of Edinburgh Award/International Award, Outward Bound, Round Square Schools and United World Colleges).

Understanding Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is used in a wide diversity of contexts. What brings us together in the consortium is a belief that if educators focus on values then individuals will be more principled, understand the world and their lives as value based and continually develop good judgement or what Aristotle referred to as Phronesis

Read this piece about experiential education  on the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory.