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12 Reasons Why Experiential Learning is Effective
Luckner & Nadler

James Neill
Last updated:
01 Jun 2004


12 Reasons why experiential learning is effective (Luckner & Nadler)

  • Equality
  • Developing relationships quickly
  • Disequilibrium
  • Projective technique
  • Decreased time cycle
  • Meta learning
  • Chaos and crisis in a safe environment
  • Kinaesthetic imprint
  • Common language / common mythology
  • Encourage risk taking
  • Diversity of strengths
  • Fun

For one paragraph descriptions of each of these 12 reasons, go to the SabreHQ website article.  More detailed information can be found in Luckner & Nadler's book (1997).