Experiential learning

C. Rogers was developing ideas continuing on from the likes of Dewey and Montessori. The main theme is that of self directed learning. There were a number of important elements to Rogers’s experiential learning model. These can be summarized as: The learner decides they want to learn something (self directed) which gives them a sense of ownership in the learning process (personal). The learning is significant in that it changes behavior and this is recognized (evaluated) by the learner. Finally the whole learning experience creates ‘meaning’ to the learner.