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Experiential Learning at Bowie State University

As we progress towards academics and careers of the future, we have discovered that the experience of learning takes place both within and beyond the classroom. Experiential learning places students in the center of the learning process where the whole campus and world becomes the classroom. At BSU, we want every student to be elevated by engaging in experiential learning opportunities, which are a transformational component of our undergraduate and graduate education.

What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning, also known as "EL," is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and "reflecting on the experience" (Kolb, 1984). Experiential learning opportunities take many different forms immersing students in transformational experience, all of which allow learners to have "direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop individual capacity to contribute to their communities" (AEE, 2024).

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