The History and Development of Experiential Learning


The Learning Renaissance

A major issue with current education in schools is that it is mostly theoretically based and does not impact on the lives of young people, often leaving them disillusioned and disengaged.

The reasons for the general sterility of the curriculum are many.

Structurally, the focus on content in the curriculum does not encourage excursions which are led by students.

Similarly, the structure of departmental-based teaching silos discourages the collaboration and time allocation for large, experientially-led projects. I find it ironic that acknowledgement that this is the case has led to many schools having an ‘enrichment’ week in which this type of learning takes place, which sort of begs the question why enrichment does not take place throughout the whole school year…?

Regulatory bodies in education tend to focus on compliance rather than investigation and, although they do not technically prevent explorative approaches, they do tend to encourage schools to play safe and…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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