Experiential Learning

Welcome to the University of Winnipeg Experiential Learning Homepage

Experiential learning is a pedagogy that focuses on engaging and reflecting on experience as the foundation for learning. In educational institutions experiential learning often takes place by creating new out-of-classroom opportunities through field courses, co-op programs, and practicums. Experiential learning is not, however, only about creating out-of-classroom experiences. It can also take place when instructors intentionally create space for students to share and reflect on the experiences that already exist in the classroom. 

The community of individuals and departments at the University of Winnipeg committed to fostering an academic culture that values experiential pedagogy is growing. 

The broad constellation of projects and initatives led to the recognition of the University's Experiential Learning Initiative as a key achievement in the 2004-2014 strategic review report.

Experiential learning is also indentified as a key component of Academic Excellence and Renewal in the University's 2015 Strategic Directions


New one-page resources are available here for faculty interested in incoporating Experiential Learning teaching methods into their courses. The list of methods will continue to expand in the coming months. 

We Want You!

The Experiential Learning Network or ELN is comprised of dedicated, engaged, and knowledgeable students, staff, and faculty who are interested in the continued growth of these initiatives on campus. ELN meetings take place on a regular basis and all faculty, students, and staff are welcome to participate. 

Regularly scheduled meetings are on the last Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30 in the HIVE

Our meetings for Fall 2016 are September 29, October 27, and November 24. 

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