Designing Experiential Learning Activities for Primary Schoolers


Experiential learning is now deemed a crucial part in primary education in almost all learning contexts because it helps develop and cultivate children’s cognitive and life skills. It functions as a bridge linking the knowledge that children acquire in regular classroom and their experiences built up by participating in real life activities, especially beyond classroom. With this in mind, the present study made an attempt to design an experiential learning model with coherent steps for primary schoolers by referencing Kold’s theoretical framework (2015). And thereby, this study empirically made a concrete plan and administered a one-day field trip for the primary schoolers in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam. The results obtained are overally positive, but there is room for improvement. Thus, the study makes recommendations to primary school teachers for effectively designing and operating experiential learning activities.

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Le My Tra, Đong Thap University, Vietnam

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Conference: ACE2019
Stream: Learning Experiences

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