What is it?
- Experiential learning is the application of theory and academic content to real-world experiences within the classroom, the community or the workplace.
- It may be undertaken independently or in teams.
- It advances learning outcomes and encourages reflection and application of skills and knowledge in contexts that prepare students for the workplace and civil society.
Why is it important?
- Research shows that experiential learning contributes to student engagement, deeper learning, improved academic outcomes and enhanced work and life skills.
- In September 2017, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) issued its “Guiding Principles for Experiential Learning (EL)” indicating their commitment to “ensuring that every student has at least one EL activity by the time they graduate from a publicly funded postsecondary institution.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Assistant Professor – Sociology and Anthropology (Sociology Indigenous-Specific)
Field of Specialization: Sociology (An Indigenous-specific position) Academic Unit: Sociology and Anthropology Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)/Tenured Rank/Position Title: Lecturer or Assistant Professor Start Date: July 1, 2021 (negotiable) Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin September 28,...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Students Help Gloucester Dragons Score a Marketing Win
Commerce student Casey Donnelly has a new appreciation for the world of marketing thanks to Prof. Lindsay McShane’s third-year Digital Marketing BUSI 3204 course. McShane’s course includes an experiential learning component that brings local organizations and business students together. Working in groups of four or five, students collaborate...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Carleton Continues to Invest in Experiential Learning
Launched by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) in October 2018, the $50,000 Carleton University Experiential Learning Fund provides faculty, instructors and learning support staff with financial support to integrate experiential learning components into academic courses or programs at Carleton. In February 2019, seven faculty...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Learning Through Experience
Experiential learning was at the heart of a large symposium co-hosted on campus by Teaching and Learning Services and the Office of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The symposium attracted more than 200 participants for a full day of presentations, demonstrations, workshops and displays that...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Provost establishes $50,000 experiential learning fund
A new $50,000 fund will provide faculty, instructors and learning support staff with financial support to integrate experiential learning components into academic courses or programs at Carleton University. Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin announced the fund at today’s Experiential Learning symposium. Co-hosted by...