Getting Started for Faculty and Staff

There are three important aspects to consider when getting started with your experiential learning course:

  1. How to design the experiential learning activities;
  2. How to guide student learning during an experiential learning activity;
  3. How to evaluate the experiential learning experience and outcome.

Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) provides support for you in these three areas via a variety of workshops, institutes and consultations. They can help you design experiential learning activities that fit with your course design, program expectations, guide the design of curriculum using Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, and create opportunities for students to reflect on their learning.

Visit our faculty and staff help page for a full list of programs and services offered by OpenEd.

Student Profiles

  • Emerson is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During his undergrad he was involved in experiential learning opportunities such as community engaged learning courses, undergraduate research assistantship (URA), a peer helper role and independent research. These opportunities helped define his academic path and led him to pursue a Masters degree.