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Experiential Learning

"Experiential learning" can be broadly defined as any learning in which students apply skills, knowledge, and conceptual understanding to real-world situations and problems. In the Experiential Learning Internship Program at Mary Help of Christians Academy, faculty and presenters facilitate student learning through embedded activities that include demonstrations, guided inquiry, projects, experiments, and problem-based studies in a seminar setting.

Experiential learning is beneficial because:

  • It teaches students the skills and competencies needed for success in the real world.
  • It increases student motivation by allowing them to select opportunities that interest them.
  • It creates self-directed learners by challenging students to reflect on what they know and tackle what they don't know to solve new challenges.

At Mary Help, our class schedule has been designed to accommodate internships, seminars, and clubs during the school day. You may view the new schedule here.