Differences Between Traditional Learning and Experiential Learning

Differences Between Traditional Learning and Experiential Learning

Traditional learning for adults has been used for decades with some minor changes introduced during the period. There are significant differences between this form of training and education and experiential or accelerated learning.

Differences Between Traditional Learning and Experiential Learning by The Creative Trainer

In both approaches, learning outcomes are the ultimate goal. Some major differences are that the target audience (individual[s] vs. group [s}) and the learning strategies applied to the learning environment during a training session. Additionally, experiential learning environments are more interactive and engaging for learners and use a variety of learning strategies in order to address multiple learning styles.

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