I am a student in the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program at Royal Roads University. While my blog will be an important medium by which I communicate my ideas, thought and theories for my studies; I hope this blog will evolve and further explore learning, research and education in it’s relationship to experiential education at post secondary institutions across Canada.
As a Co-operative Education Coordinator, I am very much interested in the role that Experiential Education plays in the development of a student’s learning while attending universities and colleges throughout the country. Historically, experiential education has been viewed as a “non-academic or service” component of an institution. I want to explore:
- Value of experiential learning
- The learning that students receive through experiential education
- The linkage of experiential learning and its effects in the classroom
- The pedagogical value of experiential education for students in the 21st century