Newly established within the Office of the Dean of Teaching and Learning, the Experiential Learning Office aims to support the enhancement of student opportunities for short term work placement, service learning, community engagement, undergraduate research, as informed by the University Strategic Plan.
The Experiential Learning Office is committed to working closely with academic staff, employers and community partners to develop quality experiential learning opportunities within the new curriculum and co-curriculum.
The office will advance experiential learning in the following areas:
- Community Based Service Learning
- Enquiry/Project Based Learning
- Undergraduate Research
- Community Engagement and Volunteering, in conjunction with the Student Engagement Officer
These experiential opportunities will provide several benefits to both students and staff, enhancing academic learning, integrating theory and practice, and promoting professional development and active citizenship.
Experiential learning is ‘the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping and transforming experience’. (Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall), p. 41.
For further details please contact Aisling Flynn, Experiential Learning Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org