According to the Association for Experiential Education, Experiential Education (EE) consists of purposefully engaging with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to:
Increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities.
EE encourages questioning, investigation, experimentation, curiosity, problem solving, responsibility, creativity, and the construct of meaning
EE involves the whole learner Learners are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, soulfully and/or physically. This involvement produces a perception that the learning task is authentic. The results of the learning are personal and form the basis for future experience and learning.
EE builds bridges Relationships are developed and nurtured: learner to self, learner to others and learner to the world at large.When Jewish learners immerse in cooperative, expeditionary learning, the results can be transforming and links forged between the individual and the Torah and G-d, land and people of Israel.