Experiential Learning in English Language Teaching: A study
International Journal of Engineering Technology and Management Sciences
In experiential learning, the importance of experience is recognized. The essential function of the learning process is that of the student's experience in experiential learning. Learning by doing, doing one's own thing, and discovering new things are all terms used to describe the process of learning via experience. Experiential learning is both a concept and a practice that encourages teachers to actively engage students in hands-on learning experiences and introspective thinking to improve
... udents' knowledge, skills, and moral values. "An important foundation of English language instruction is based on the idea that students learn best when they work together on a topic or assignment" (Knutson, 2003). It is also significant for teachers to employ experiential learning in their English classes to combine the four language skills into real-world contexts. "In contrast to just hearing about and reading about a subject, experiential learning emphasizes first-hand contact with the material being studied. A physical component is also required for the phenomenon to be fully understood" (Brown, p.291). As Brown said, experiential learning places an emphasis on the psychomotor components of language acquisition by engaging children in physical tasks where the language is submerged and reinforced. As a result of action, learners are encouraged to use a variety of abilities.