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Taking the Classroom Overseas - Experiential Learning (Learning by doing)

Written by Jamie Wansey on June 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

By developing students awareness of the world we hope that we will help to lift their aspirations and enhance their lives.

A  well respected educator, Kurt Hahn, once said:

"There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less"

Kurt Hahn (1886 – 1974) was an inspirational educator and a key figure in the development of experiential education. He was the founder of well known youth organisations such as Outward Bound and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Hahn believed that Students could only really understand life by experiencing it in many exciting and challenging ways. By testing themselves students would be able to develop their courage, generosity, imagination, principles and resolution.

Student Horizons believes that a mixture of curriculum based and non curriculum based learning programmes overseas, provides a critical pillar in a student's education.These can range from a sports tour, subject based trip or a meaningful service expedition.

Student Horizons Philosophy – Challenge. Discover. Achieve.

These 3 words describes the guiding principles behind all that we do here at Student Horizons. As specialists in organising international sport and educational tours for students in Australia and New Zealand, our goal is to provide students with an unforgettable overseas experience that is safe, well coordinated and beneficial for their personal growth.

By challenging students to discover their strengths, our desire is to see them achieve greater self awareness and confidence.

(Jamie Wansey, Gilmans Point, Mt Kilimanjaro)

Jamie Wansey - Managing Director, Student Horizons