Growing a garden to learn about photosynthesis instead of watching a movie about it is Experiential Learning. Learning by doing is the basis for the experiential learning theory.
We at JSS focus on Experiential learning and do believe in the idea that the best ways to learn things is by actually in having experiences.
As a process, experiential education is constructivist whereby the learning builds understanding through a process of inquiry and reflection. We immerse our learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.