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Transcript of Experiential Learning
Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand.
- Confucius, 450 B.C.
What is Experiential Learning?
What is experiential learning
How are students supported in experiential learning
Work term expectations
The process of making meaning from direct experience
Learning by doing
Focuses on the learning process for the individual
Includes the educational relationship between the teacher/student/employer
Your co-op work term is the place for experiential learning to be maximized... by...
... designing intentional activities, during and after your work term, to enhance your genuine learning experiences...
these activities can be found in...
the Co-op Student Work Term Handbook
(An Education Theorist)
1. Learning Objectives
Written statements outlining what goals you wish to accomplish during your work term
2. Mid-Work Term Reflection
Reflect on learning at mid-point in work term
Relate work term experience to learning in the classroom
Completed prior to site visit
3. Site Visit
A meeting with you, your supervisor and your co-op coordinator
Ask questions, discuss learning and challenges
Scheduled for the middle of the work term
In-person, by phone, or on Skype
4. Work Term Report
Various options to select from
E.g. reflective paper, document report, enhanced career portfolio, oral presentation, etc.
See Co-op Student Work Term Handbook in Moodle
Due at end of work term
5. Work Term Evaluations
Student evaluation of work term
Employer evaluation of student
Completed at end of work-term
Hardcopy or on-line option
A few more considerations...
... also means all work term assignments and evaluations are based on a 4 month work term
...if you are completing an 8 or 12 month work term with the same employer, you must submit new assignments and evaluations at the end of every 4 months
With a partner...
Name 4 on-the-job situations in which you would be highly advisable to contact your co-op coordinator.
4 on-the-job situations in which it would be advisable to contact your co-op coordinator
Workplace safety concerns
Uncertain of work you should be doing
Feeling overwhelmed by work
Warning or termination
Employment standards questions
Difficulties with supervisor or co-workers
WOW! I LOVE MY JOB!!!!
Co-op Work Term Tuition Fees
$566 tuition per 3 credit course
includes ancillary fees
$1817 tuition per 3 credit course
includes ancillary fees
...A key to career success
For genuine learning to occur these elements must exist.
A little more on conceptualization and planning:
Students get the most value from experiential learning when they:
possess and use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience
possess decision making and problem solving skills in order to use the new ideas and knowledge gained from the experience.