Experiential learning is defined as work experience that is directly linked to classroom instruction and involves students application of knowledge and skills in real-life settings and tasks. According to psychologist and educational theorist, David Kolb, experiential learning is “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combinations of grasping and transforming the experience.” For students, gaining experiences in their field of interest and having the opportunity to apply skills acquired in the classroom in a real-world setting can increase their employability skills, as they will have had practice performing job-relevant tasks in an applied environment.
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