Experiential learning has been central to Atkinson’s curriculum for more than twenty years. In the last decade, however, the Atkinson School has augmented experiential learning with efforts we call consequential learning. In consequential learning, students are compelled to apply what they learn and experience the consequences of decisions they make.
Two examples that illustrate the differences in experiential vs. consequential learning are the WU Angel Investment Fund and O’Neill Student Investment Fund. Now, Willamette University has joined with the Mountain West Investment Corporation to create a $150,000 fund focused on granting money to not-for-profits looking to make an impact in the local three counties (Marion, Polk, and Yamhill).
Support initiatives that strengthen and empower communities by applying our resources to the most pressing issues.
To increase opportunities for not-for-profits working collaboratively to maximize impact to create a thriving, innovative, and empowered community.