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.

Experience Profiles

  • Kayla is a co-op student at the University of Guelph who is highly enagaged on campus with organizations like the College of Business and Economics Students Association (CBESA), College of Business and Economics Dean's Office and JDCC Guelph. Kayla is also involved in the local community Special Olympics and Movember Foundation. During her Co-op terms Kayla worked at Keyspire, University of Guelph Department of Athletics and Kellogg's Canada. 

  • 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.