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Managing Your Own Learning by Adelaide B. Davis, James R. Davis

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10The Seventh Way of LearningLEARNING FROM EXPERIENCEHolistic Learning

EVERYONE LEARNS FROM EXPERIENCE, we say, but alas, we all know people who never seem to. Sometimes we look back and say, “That was a painful experience, but actually it was a good learning experience.” We often mention “learning” and “experience” in the same breath.

A great amount of learning takes place outside of classrooms or formal training environments simply through experience. Many colleges and universities today urge students to have a cooperative education experience, a wilderness challenge experience, or a study abroad experience, and for such experiences the term experiential learning is used. In organizational settings this type of learning is sometimes known as ...

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