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

Soccer Tournament Marks 50-Year History

September 20, 2021

Kendal Bauman is the current assistant athletic director and physical education teacher for Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, and was the boys varsity soccer coach from 1992 to 2012. Coach Bauman researched and drafted this article and pulled together the display (pictured) in the early morning hours before Menno Classic competition on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the EMS fields. The 2021-22 Menno Classic ended with St. Christopher’s winning the tournament, beating Saint John Paul the Great 5-0 for their 11th title. EMHS has won the…

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