Experiential education refers to learning, usually outside the classroom, by which students learn valuable concepts, skills and attitudes by being more actively, and often, physically involved in the learning activity. For example, going to a zoo and learning through interaction with the zoo environment is experiential and in contrast to reading and talking about animals in a classroom.
The IB programme by its very nature is based strongly on experiential learning. ISU offers many opportunities for students to get involved in outdoor education, service learning, and environmental community-based projects that are forms of experiential education.
In the primary school, students participate in a variety of activities that extends their learning to the outdoors and the community. Picnics, field trips, and overnight camp for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are organized throughout the year.
In the secondary school, students are similarly involved in a variety of activities, under the auspices of the MYP Community and Service programme, the DP CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) programme, the Mini-, Junior- and Senior-YACs (Young Adventurers Clubs), as well as starting the year off by IDEALS WEEK with all students and teachers participating.