Experiential Learning

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (now The Ministry of Colleges and Universities) define experiential learning as the following:

Experiential learning (EL) supports students in getting hands-on learning that helps them transition to employment. It also addresses employers’ needs for new graduates to “hit the ground running:’ The Ontario government recognizes and values that post-secondary institutions provide many innovative student experiences that develop work and life-related skills and knowledge through a spectrum of interactive approaches, including EL.

A comprehensive document explaining experiential learning as well as providing examples is available here:

Experiential Learning – The Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development

To learn more about the many opportunities to enhance student learning through experiential learning, please visit these additional resources:

Niagara College (Work Integrated Learning)

A Practical Guide for Work Integrated Learning