1. FUSION at Carleton
  2. Structure of the Modules
  3. Available Modules
  4. Benefits of Integrating FUSION into Courses or Programs
  5. Support
  6. Contact
  7. Request a FUSION Consultation

FUSION follows an innovative and inclusive experiential learning approach and wraps around an applied learning experience. This experience can be any opportunity where students are actively learning by applying what they know in a setting inside or outside a traditional classroom.

The FUSION modules are available to any instructor and program coordinator/facilitator for integration into courses and/or programs.

If you are an instructor or program coordinator/facilitator, you can explore the FUSION modules by self-enrolling into to the FUSION Facilitator Portal course in Brightspace.

Please note this resource is for instructors and program coordinators/facilitators only. If you are a student, please visit the FUSION information for students webpage.

FUSION at Carleton

Since it was first launched at Carleton in 2020, the FUSION program has had a big impact on the student learning experience. Watch the following video to find out how.

Structure of the Modules

The FUSION modules are designed as a wrap-around to an experiential learning opportunity (referred to as “applied learning”) chosen by the students/instructor/administrator. Each skill module is divided into three phases spanning the applied learning: Explore (before), Apply (during), and Reflect (after).

A key part of the FUSION Skill-Development curriculum experience is the completion of a student workbook containing reflection exercises and activities. The workbook is available as the default assessment/completion tracking tool for any of the skill modules and can be customized and edited according to the instructor’s needs and course requirements.

Available Modules

The FUSION Program currently consists of the following skill modules, divided into two types of delivery.

1. A package of six integrated modules. This package must be imported into your course as a whole, but you decide which modules you make mandatory to complete. It contains an integrated orientation, and three skill-specific Explore modules, and the Apply and Reflect modules. Please note, students must complete all six modules in this package to be eligible for six CCR credits. Completion of the entire package will take approximately 10 hours. The package contains the three skills of:

  • Metacognition
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

2. Stand-alone skill modules. These skill modules are self-contained – each one includes its own Explore, Apply, and Reflect phase. Each of these stand-alone skill modules will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete, and each is worth two CCR credits.

Please note, students must complete a 20-minute stand-alone orientation module prior to starting any of the skill-specific modules.

Currently the stand-alone skill modules available are:

  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Inclusivity
  • Self-management (available October 2022)

Benefits of Integrating FUSION into Courses or Programs

FUSION supports Carleton’s mandate to provide students with experiential learning opportunities. Participation in FUSION supports skill development and benefits students as it:

  • Is aligned with 21st century learner/professional skills and competencies​
  • Deepens understanding of students’ current transferable skills
  • Strengthens students’ future employability skills
  • Increases and enriches development of critical personal, academic, and professional skill areas
  • Enhances learning strategies and helps with becoming an efficient and effective learner
  • Enriches online course engagement and learning experiences
  • Is eligible for CCR credits

Benefits for instructors and program facilitators/administrators include:

  • Ready-made resources for skill development
  • Community of practice

Support

We provide extensive support for instructors and program administrators/facilitators interested in incorporating FUSION into your courses or programs, including:

  • Information sessions and workshops
  • Pedagogical consultations​ on how to incorporate FUSION into courses and programs, align FUSION modules with learning outcomes, and suggestions for assessment
  • Facilitation guide
  • Community of practice events

The FUSION Facilitator Portal contains:

  • Access to all modules and their components
  • Sample grading rubrics and other instructor-created resources
  • Information on additional FUSION activities for students​
  • Links to community of practice​ events
  • Resources and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for skills development​

Contact

If you have any questions about the FUSION project, please contact fusion@carleton.ca.

Request a FUSION Consultation

If you are interested in incorporating FUSION modules into your course or program, please complete the form below.