Experience is defined as “an event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone” and we view it as paramount to the learning journey.
Remember that learning happens best when material is developmentally appropriate and compelling.
Know that emotionally healthy people learn more and produce better.
Invest into each interaction with each other and the world.
Classroom experiences include historical role-play, hands-on experimental science, debates or seminars, and the production of real events or products.
Develop self direction.
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds to think.
Really engaging in experiences not only broadens a skill and knowledge base but also deepens understanding and memory. That which is remembered at the end of a lesson or a term or a lifetime will depend on the depth of its processing. At THS we promote learning as an experiential process through which the insights of a moment inform the insights of a lifetime.
THS is a leader in experiential education and a Leadership Circle school in the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN).
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