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ISJ November 2017: Book review – Empowering Learning: The Importance of Being Experiential


Reviewed by James Cambridge


Education is complicated. We learn formally during lessons in school but  we also learn informally outside of school. We learn not only from what  teachers tell us but also from our own experiences. It may be argued that the task of educators is to contrive productive experiences in order  to promote learning. Does that mean that all learning is ‘experiential  learning’? On the other hand, there appears to be a discrete academic  and practical discipline – experiential education – that is designed to  produce experiential learning. Dr Malcolm Pritchard draws on his long  experience in the field to review and discuss this area of pedagogy in an  intellectually rewarding new book.