Adding Experiential Learning to your Courses
Career Services can serve as a consultant to provide information, suggestions, guidelines, best practices and research for incorporating experiential learning opportunities such as Internships, Service Learning or Field Study into your course or department. We are also able to present to classes on various topics that can assist students in participating in experiential learning. Additionally, we can provide information on partnering with our office for our Cooperative Education (CoOp) program.
High Impact Practices
“Due to their positive associations with student learning and retention, certain undergraduate opportunities are designated "high-impact." High-Impact Practices (HIPs) share several traits: They demand considerable time and effort, facilitate learning outside of the classroom, require meaningful interactions with faculty and students, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and provide frequent and substantive feedback. As a result, participation in these practices can be life-changing (Kuh, 2008). NSSE founding director George Kuh recommends that institutions should aspire for all students to participate in at least two HIPs over the course of their undergraduate experience—one during the first year and one in the context of their major (NSSE, 2007).”
“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through transformation of experience” –David Kolb, 1984.
Coming Soon: Experiential Learning Faculty Toolkit
Summer 2014 - CoOp Advisors & Students
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Dr. Tom Gilbar/Dr. Mohamed Khabou