Engineering an Experiential Learning Activity Resources

Are you an educator looking to create engaging and immersive learning experiences for your students? Are you interested in fostering a deeper understanding of STEM concepts through hands-on exploration? You’ve come to the right place! This page is dedicated to providing you with valuable resources and practical tips for engineering experiential learning activities that will captivate and empower your students.

What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning is an innovative approach that goes beyond traditional classroom teaching. It involves actively engaging students in real-world experiences, allowing them to “learn by doing.” This dynamic learning method fosters critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and connections between academic knowledge and practical applications.

Why Choose Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning creates a profound impact on students’ learning outcomes. By immersing themselves in hands-on activities, students not only gain a deeper understanding of complex concepts but also develop crucial 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity. Experiences that stimulate their curiosity and creativity become memorable and encourage lifelong learning.

The Experiential Learning Model

Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Kolb, D. A.

Engineering Experiential Learning Activities


The following resources can guide and inspire you though the process of engineering your own experiential learning activities! As you go through the journey, please share with us what you develop and stories of your challenges, failures, and success.

Additional Resouces

Northern Illinois University, Center of Innovative Teaching and Learning

McGill University, Learning and Teaching Office

Institute for Experiential Learning