Copyright

Including Learning Experiences in Curriculum

An error occurred trying to load this video.

Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support.

Coming up next: Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples

You're on a roll. Keep up the good work!

Take Quiz Watch Next Lesson
 Replay
Your next lesson will play in 10 seconds
  • 0:01 What Are Learning Experiences?
  • 1:00 Types of Learning Experiences
  • 1:58 Planning for Learning…
  • 3:29 Learning Experiences in Action
  • 4:25 Lesson Summary
Add to Add to Add to

Want to watch this again later?

Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course.

Login or Sign up

Timeline
Autoplay
Autoplay

Recommended Lessons and Courses for You

Lesson Transcript
Instructor: Sharon Linde
How do you decide what activities to use in a lesson plan? Learning experiences are an important part of the learning process. This lesson will identify learning experiences and explain what they look like in a classroom.

What Are Learning Experiences?

Amanda is a veteran teacher with several years under her belt. This year, the district she works for adopted a new curriculum program that is full of terms she has never heard of. For example, the term learning experiences seems to be cropping up in several different places. Hasn't she always given her students learning experiences?

The short answer is yes. Any experience a student has in the process of learning is considered a learning experience. This includes traditional methods of instruction as well as authentic learning. Learning experiences guide students towards engagement in content and help them learn new skills. When planning learning experiences, teachers should design them to gradually move students towards the goals and objectives.

Luckily, the new curriculum is specific about the learning experiences expected during instruction. Amanda reads on to learn about learning experiences.

Types of Learning Experiences

Like Amanda thought, she's been providing her students with learning experiences for years. Learning experiences include:

  • Opportunities for students to interact with content, such as experiments or using manipulatives
  • Having conversations about topics, like debating the success of the Civil War
  • Investigating questions, from low to high level
  • Working in groups to solve problems and present answers
  • Experiencing content in real-life situations, either in or out of the classroom
  • Traditional learning, like note taking or map reading

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create An Account
Support