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Experiential Education

Learning through doing and reflecting
 
Experiential learning is a vital part of our curriculum at Victoria because it offers a rich context for students' learning that cultivates critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills.  

 
We believe that children need time and guidance to reflect on what they have learnt. In this way they can make connections to the world around them and develop their understanding.

An example of experiential education would be children learning about the growth of plants, through listening to stories and reading about plants, then going to visit a farm or the Botanical Gardens to see for themselves, and finally growing their own plants at school to gain first hand experience. Reflection is a crucial part of the learning process, so discussions with the teachers following these experiences would draw out the children's thoughts and understanding about what they have learned (their reflections), and how they could apply their learning to their own lives.