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Experiential Learning Is Learning From Experience

Experiential learning is learning from experience it is a great day when we learn a new word, that explains what we want to say, but did not have the word.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:28:43


Don't talk as if you understand, when you have never been there, done that!


My name is Andy Lee Graham, I am a world traveler, it is August 13, 2019, and as of today, I have lived abroad for over 21 years, in 112 countries. This is 21 years of experiencing the world, living a life of experience, learning while being immersed in countries. Yes, I do read about countries; however, it is my belief, and opinion, that experience should take priority over book learning. When a person says, "I read this," or they say, "I watched a documentary," or "My University Professor said."

Take a pause, and ask, is this knowledge based on actual human experiences, or is this hearsay knowledge, something passed on from generation in written words. 

Written words, photos, videos can be misguided, be wrong.
Especially when they make more money by lying.

One of the best explanations of why... 

Wade Shepard wrote a book about China, "Ghost Cities of China." After writing this very well researched book, where he actually traveled to cities in China, we was talking over Skype and he said,
"60 Minutes cannot afford to send a crew of video people to China for months."

Why they pay him to write?

60 minutes, now this is a well respected CBS television news show from the USA; understand, they cannot afford to pay people to experience China. Therefore, Wade Shepard who has traveled extensively, experienced the culture, the country China has value to BBC, CBS, CNN, Forbes and other type of media who cannot make enough money to pay their own staff to truly, actually, research, and understand another country, or topic.

Big new media is not real, it is hearsay, they depend on other people, they don't know for sure they are not lying to make the story a bigger story than reality. It is my belief that 90 percent lie, 10 percent are honest.

So yes ,I do get angry when I know they distort, or misrepresent my world to make money. I am 100 percent sure that 90 percent of the big stories are sensationalize, distorted, just packs of lies to make more money.

If you want to learn the truth, you need to go experience life, and don't say you understand, or know, but that it is your opinion when you talk. I am not a person who spends 2 days "in country," I spend 2 months, to years in country. I speak Spanish, and French... I must, there is no choice, I am living in foreign cultures.

-- I do not want to talk more on this it is personal, but if we are in a conversation, I will request of you,
"Have you been there?"

I want to know, are you honest, or willing to talk as if you know something you do not know? To speak as knowledgeable is pompous, and arrogant, please start out, "I read this," or "I watched this."

Don't make an opinion into facts, it smells.

Thank you,

Andy Lee Graham
Erawan House Hotel
Khao San Road area of Bangkok, Thailand
August 13, 2019

Pasted from Wikipedia:

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning can be a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role. It is related to, but not synonymous with, other forms of active learning such as action learning, adventure learning, free-choice learning, cooperative learning, service-learning, and situated learning.

Experiential learning is often used synonymously with the term "experiential education", but while experiential education is a broader philosophy of education, experiential learning considers the individual learning process. As such, compared to experiential education, experiential learning is concerned with more concrete issues related to the learner and the learning context.

The general concept of learning through experience is ancient. Around 350 BCE, Aristotle wrote in the Nicomachean Ethics "for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them". But as an articulated educational approach, experiential learning is of much more recent vintage. Beginning in the 1970s, David A. Kolb helped to develop the modern theory of experiential learning, drawing heavily on the work of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget.

Experiential learning has significant teaching advantages. Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline (1990), states that teaching is of utmost importance to motivate people. Learning only has good effects when learners have the desire to absorb the knowledge. Therefore, experiential learning requires the showing of directions for learners.

Experiential learning entails a hands-on approach to learning that moves away from just the teacher at the front of the room emparting and transferring their knowledge to students. It makes learning an experience that moves beyond the classroom and strives to bring a more involved way of learning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning

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