Curricular Experiential Learning
Curricular experiential learning takes many forms at Memorial University. We foster curricular partnerships with community organizations to meet course and program outcomes through experiential methodologies. Often these partnerships are based on service-learning events, which are credit-bearing educational experiences in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs while also meeting specific course or curricular goals. Students have opportunities to reflect on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of the course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
CDEL also works with Faculty members to design and implement experiential learning activities that fall outside of the service-learning paradigm. Connecting experience to curricular outcomes and transferable skills through pre-reflection and reflection sessions and appropriate assignments is at the heart of what we do.
CDEL Services Include
- Initiating contact with community partners
- Assisting with course design and reflective process
- Conducting information sessions and workshops
- Designing project guides
- Providing resources on related topics
- Evaluation of initiatives
- Facilitating reflection sessions in the classroom or at the service site
Our Centre has a variety of reflective tools available to best suit the needs of the learner.
Contact Experiential Learning for more information on experiential learning initiatives.