Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliot, Nathan


This paper aims to analyze the best learning practices and success stories of experiential learning in the K-8 classroom. Experiential Learning is explained through research done in the K-8 classroom. Research is analyzed showing how experiential learning has helped students be successful academically. How to incorporate experiential learning practically into the classroom is explained. How teachers can bring this type of learning into their classroom daily is discussed with provided ideas. Success stories are analyzed for best practices and proof of experiential learning working. The success stories show what experiential learning can do for all students. Hands on experiential activities have been shown to increase student academics and enjoyment towards subjects and learning. Students who participate in learning through experiences that connect to the real world have shown to be successful.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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