Topic 3: Key pedagogies, techniques, methods for effective interaction with refugees and migrants

Key pedagogies, techniques, methods for effective interaction with refugees and migrants

Experiential learning The main reference on experiential learning is the work of David A Kolb and Roger Fry (1975):

“Experiential learning is not a series of techniques but a programme for profoundly re-creating our personal lives and social system”.

Experiential learning puts the learner at the centre and postulates that the knowledge is created through the interaction and transformation based on the learner’s experience. Activities developed based on the experiential learning require the active participation of the learners. Learners are not passive recipients of knowledge. To stimulate involvement, activities should be designed in such a way as to be perceived by the learners as interesting, even enjoyable, but they are, at the same time, directed towards achieving the educational aims.