How to Optimize Experiential Education in Traditional Schools and Communities to Boost Students’ Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Adaptability Amidst Global Changes?


This study explores the potential of blending experiential education with traditional classroom settings and real-world community engagement to foster students' leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and adaptability. Traditional education systems' limitations in nurturing critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and diverse intelligences have become evident. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of leadership skills and adaptable mindsets. However, these attributes have not been fully cultivated to facilitate comprehensive global development. To address this gap, the research investigates student leadership practices as a basis for innovation, emphasizing the shift from outdated models to dynamic solutions. The study considers the integration of in-person classroom education and remote learning experiences during the pandemic, envisioning a novel educational paradigm that combines the strengths of both environments—internal school setups and external engagements (outdoor, community-based learning)—augmented by digital connectivity. Drawing from personal experiences, the researcher highlights tangible instances of experiential learning, including the launching English magazines, exploring indigenous language and culture decline (case study), fostering entrepreneurial projects from early educational stages. This paradigm envisions a progressive "school of the future" that molds learners into leaders. The proposed approach involves a comprehensive redesign of student-centered strategies, converging learners with society in a reciprocal learning laboratory. Ultimately, this research aims to illuminate the effectiveness of merging experiential education with conventional schooling. By examining the intersection of traditional education, community engagement, and digital connectivity, this study contributes to the ongoing discourse on educational reform and the cultivation of versatile future leaders in the communities of Lima, Tacna, and Tarapoto, Peru.

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Hassan Iqbal, Paradise International College, Peru

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Conference: ACE2023
Stream: Learning Experiences

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