experiential learning

Experiential learning: learning away from the LSE

In this post Claire Gordon, Head of the Teaching and Learning Centre presents two fascinating examples of experiential learning from across the School…

After an intense exam period, and as we reach the end of another academic year, it seems like a good time to reconnect with processes of learning beyond the confines of the university and the growing range […]

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    Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

In today’s post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr considers the impact using real world simulations in the classroom can have on student learning.

My most valuable learning experience as an undergraduate was participating in a simulation, organised as part of a residential event. I wouldn’t have known then to call this collection of activities ‘a simulation’, but […]

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Doing and learning in Paris and London

In an illustration of how London and other cities can be used to extend students’ learning and social experiences, LSE100 Fellow and guest teacher Joseph Downing, who’ll be taking up a Marie Curie fellowship at the CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université in October, reports on field trips he has run in Paris and London

It is well established that pedagogically the best way to learn is […]

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Informal learning at LSE: examples from Philosophy and other departments

As a social science institution based in London, LSE can offer students plenty of opportunities for informal learning about course topics. A range of LSE courses make use of off-site locations and extra-curricular activities to give students new ways of experiencing the social phenomena that they study. For instance, the ‘Meet the crims’ project that is part of Sociology’s Crime, […]

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Learning ‘behind bars’: introducing immersive education into the classroom

Could a change of scenery also change learning behaviour? Dr Janet Foster (Department of Sociology/Mannheim Centre for Criminology) thinks so.  Her undergraduate course SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control purposefully builds in elements of active and experiential learning with a series of voluntary and compulsory off-campus activities linking what goes on in the classroom with what goes on in the streets, courts […]

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