Transcript for Community Focused Experience Video by Joel Goldberg

Some people may think of experiential education, of EE, as being like co-op education or a practicum. That is, where the didactics accompany actual practice in the real world. I think of EE as bringing the real world into the classroom. And it means getting students, even in large classroom sizes, to actively participate in their learning.

>> Normally, I don't listen in class. I'm not gonna lie. If I, the teachers are just gonna read off the slides, I can read it myself, I can read it out of the textbook.
>> I think that for many of us, EE is that thing we don't often even know that we're doing.

It is at its most basic, a critical and reflective process. It's how we model and teach and encourage students to think closely and carefully about how their learning happens.
>> It's hard to translate what you see on the paper and what you memorize into like actual action. So this simulation it forces us to take like the theory we, we learned on the paper and apply it, which is really important.

>> Today students live in an experiential world. They touch, feel, connect, go online, share, and create with dizzying speed. They use all of their senses. In ways that emphasize interaction and an engagement with their subject matter in an opportunistic way.
>> Being able to you know, look at something and remember, you know, what it looks like and how to use it as opposed to having read about it and basically guessing, you know, how you're going to apply it.