Experiential Learning

In more traditional school settings, students often hear and read about others' experiences. At EMS, teachers consider individual learning styles and facilitate opportunities for students to make discoveries and experiment with knowledge firsthand.

Then, students have time to reflect on what they have experienced, completed, even made mistakes with. That's experiential learning.

Model UN service with Rise Against Hunger
5th grade marimba making
Explore week 2021

Experiential learners must:

  • be willing to be actively involved in the experience.
  • be able to reflect on the experience, sometimes in writing, sometimes in conversation with teachers and peers.
  • possess and use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience.
  • possess or make progress in developing decision-making and problem-solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience.

Outside the classroom ...

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EMS Experiential Learning News

Great Community Give to Support the Gathering Space

March 30, 2023

Gifts given to Eastern Mennonite School through the Great Community Give on April 19, 2023 will support the addition of the Gathering Space on the school’s elementary building. Gifts of any size will support  construction of the Gathering Space by helping to fund hardscaping materials, a vaulted ceiling, and oversize doors and windows that promote access to the outdoors. Eastern Mennonite School was founded in 1917 and aspires to provide a “learning community every student can belong, thrive, and live God’s call.” In 2005, the elementary…

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