Samira Al Hosni

Educational Supervisor & Instructor

Indiana University



Learning through experience is pointed out a long time ago in 1915 by Dewey who discussed learning by doing (Gentry, 1990). According to Dewey, the role of education is the enlargement and deepening of the understanding of the experience (Ord, 2012). Hansen (2000) argues that experience plays a key role in the process of learning. The mental, emotional, and physiological stimuli are combined with the experience and accordingly learning is facilitated. Learning through experience involves observing, doing, or living through things. The environment provides the required stimuli to arouse learner’s thinking and abilities and subsequently, learners’ skills development is enhanced.


Should Learning Be Experiential?