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Experience Learning | Victoria Kindergarten, Nursery & Playgroup

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.  

Experiential Education
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.
We ensure that our students have many enjoyable and hands on opportunities throughout the school year. The places we visit can be as diverse as the 'Brighter Smiles Playland' where children learn about keeping their teeth healthy, the Fire Station to meet some of the people that work in our community, or a trip to the supermarket to buy healthy food. 

Taking the opportunities for varied experiences even further, the K3 children have the exciting possibility of enrolling in one of our Uniform Groups that meets after school; Grasshoppers, Road Safety Patrol or Happy Bees. These groups give the children the opportunity to experience civic duty, care for others, and to develop leadership and skills for life outside the school environment.