Experiential Learning

EMS students learn by doing and then reflect on what they have learned. That's experiential learning.

In more traditional school settings, students often hear and read about others' experiences. Here, teachers consider individual learning styles; students make discoveries and experiment with knowledge firsthand.


Experiential learners must:

  • be willing to be actively involved in the experience.
  • be able to reflect on the experience.
  • possess and use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience.
  • possess decision-making and problem-solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience.

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EMS Experiential Learning News

Applicants Welcome for Discovery Program

March 17, 2019

High school students interested in a month-long, cross-country group learning experience about land and water resources are invited to apply to join the 2019 Eastern Mennonite High School Discovery trip. A limited number of spaces remain available on the biennial excursion. Students currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade are welcome to apply to join 20 current EMHS students for this life-shaping experience. Participants will travel by bus coach, sleep in tents, eat, laugh, learn, play and pray together from June 4 to 29. The…

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