Tag Archives: experiential education

Indigenous Knowledge: Key Lessons Not Found in Books

Eighty-four-year-old Papa Mape, a Tahitian fisherman, knows that he can find spawning red squirrelfish in one of Mo‘orea’s lagoons when he sees the springfire tree’s bright red blossoms on the mountains. His fellow fishermen know this tip as well; in fact, it’s common knowledge in Mape’s village. Generations of knowledge have been passed down to [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Michelle from Bon Education

Michelle Hollett is the Content Development Manager at Bon Education. She joined the team in 2013 and has held a variety of positions over the years. Although she lives in the United States, Michelle has visited the UAE twice to serve as the director of a Tech Quest camp (a STEM camp for Emirati youth). [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Anna from Bon Education

Anna Batchelder is the co-founder and CEO of Bon Education. She started the learning and development company in 2009 in Dubai after living, working and traveling throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East. Anna is a regular contributor to The Learning Journey blog. What is your role at Bon Education? I am CEO (Chief [...]

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Lessons in Learning: The Ultimate Learning Environment

Many people remember learning the alphabet and multiplication tables. Sometimes facts from history class stick with us or a favorite passage of literature. These are the things that we typically take away from school – the drilled and learned content, as well as relationships formed in the process of learning. However, do you remember what [...]

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Live, Learn, Understand

Well before John Dewey and Kurt Hahn gave structure to the philosophy of experiential education, Confucius stated, “I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” Perhaps the famed Chinese philosopher, teacher and politician was ahead of his time when he said these words, but he gave voice to the idea that [...]

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Welcome to The Learning Journey!

Life and personal awareness are two of our most profound teachers. With the kickoff of our new blog, The Learning Journey, we are excited to share photos and reflections from our work in “the field” and to explore what it means to build a personal learning practice. This month, Chris talks about his work facilitating [...]

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