These are all often seen as “experiential learning”. Not so. Each is different, and carries their own benefits and challenges. True “experiential learning” is a sophisticated blend of adult learning theory, immersive and engaging participation, key behavioral principles that drive performance improvement, and immediate relevance either back on the job or to the wider aspects of individual overall competence.
Typically experiential learning programs that satisfy these many criteria have been carefully designed and tested to ensure a predictable outcome, and to bring participants face to face with how their current on the job behaviours can be improved to give greater job satisfaction, and deliver a higher level of performance.