“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
At Axcel Campus, we strongly believes in connecting the real world needs with academic principles; bridging the gap between theory and practice. Experiential learning is any learning that supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems through embedded activities such as case and problem-based studies, guided inquiry, simulations, experiments, or projects based.
Why is experiential learning important?
- Experiential learning teaches students the competencies they need for real-world success. The public is clamoring for an education that teaches students the competencies they need for real-world success.
- Experiential learning motivates students. When students are engaged in learning experiences that they see the relevance of; they have increased motivation to learn.
- Experiential learning creates self-directed, life-long learners. Through experiential learning, students are confronted with unfamiliar situations and tasks in a real-world context. To complete these tasks, students need to figure out what they know, what they do not know, and how to learn it.
Experiential learning could be in various form, including following:
- Project-based learning: Students work in group based on certain projects / topics to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem
- Community service learning: Students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity to better understand course content and gain a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
- Flipped classroom: Students view short video lectures at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
- Field trips: Students going for trip outside its normal classroom environment, usually for education exposure, improve bonding and to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities.
- Community-based research: Students cooperate with local organizations or NGOs to conduct studies to meet the needs of a particular community. Students gain direct experience in the research process.
- Exchange programme: Students have the opportunity to study at another partner institutions, locally or international. Exchange students live with a host family or in a designated place.
- Internships: Students are given the prospect for on-the-job training in corporates or business institutions to gain direct experience in the real world. With our vast and experience network of advisors & mentors, students have the opportunity to have internship in different industries.
Kindly note that the above may be offered in stages, dependent on availability of resources and demand.