About Experiential Learning. Example for Higher Education, Roxana ARDELEANU

This paper presents an example of the application of experiential learning in higher education in mathematics. This is one of the actively participatory methods that is of maximum interest to students, but which is applied quite rarely, especially in higher education. The paper contains an overview of the main benefits of interactive teaching strategies, on the advantages and limitations of these strategies. The interactive method of experiential learning is then presented together with how to apply it successfully. Finally, examples of experiential learning activities in mathematics are presented, emphasizing the example for higher education. The conclusion is that experiential learning activities are useful for fixing knowledge in long-term memory, for stimulating a favorable attitude towards learning and for developing critical but also creative thinking. The article will be continued with a study on improving long-term learning using this method and increasing creative thinking.

Key words: Didactic strategies; experiential learning; Mathematics; teaching