Design an Experiential Learning Opportunity

Experiential learning opportunities engage students in learning by doing. This allows for development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for the world of work and for active engagement in community capacity building.

Courses and co-curricular activities designed with experiential learning outcomes in mind can have a number of potential benefits for learners, including:

  1. Exposure to current workplace practices and demands;
  2. Developing and strengthening employability skills in-demand by employers;
  3. Learning how to be self-reflective and aware of personal strengths and areas for growth;
  4. Clarifying personal, academic, and career goals;
  5. Practising working with diverse people, particularly through teamwork and collaboration;
  6. Learning how to manage one's personal time and commitments; and
  7. Developing networks and resources.

Resources and Frameworks for Developing Experiential Learning

Experience Profiles

  • Madison is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During her time here, she engaged in experiential learning as a way to solidify her future career choice and develop her professional skills. Madison signed up for course-integrated experiential learning and did a practicum placement.