What is Experiential Learning?
Experiential Learning (EL) is a form of learning–by-doing that bridges knowledge and experience through critical reflection. EL provides relevant, meaningful learning experiences that cultivate disciplinary excellence, critical thought, and skills development. These opportunities prepare students to lead and/or respond to change and thrive in an increasingly complex world.
Experiential Learning at LCR
Supports for Experiential Learning at LCR
LCR’s librarians, archivists, curators and staff, as well as our state of the art services and spaces, are here to support experiential learning opportunities, including:
Work Integrated Learning: Student work and volunteer placements and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the fields of libraries, archives, galleries, information technology, and more.
Curriculum-Integrated Learning: Support for instructors in instruction and assessment for experiential learning opportunities in the classroom, as well as support in designing course-based experiential learning projects and assignments using our spaces, collections and digital tools.
Co-Curricular Learning: Workshops and training to develop skills in information literacy, publishing, audiovisual editing, data management and analysis, and a wide variety of digital tools. Services such as a Makerspace, Visualization and Virtual Reality Studios, A/V editing suites, and other state-of-the-art facilities can also support course-based projects as well as co-curricular events.
Community-Engaged Learning: LCR can serve as a community partner or site for a case or field studies.