Experiential Learning

Two people working on an archaeological excavation

Manu people working in several archaeological excavation sites

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People gathered outdoors

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 initiatives 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 identified as a key component of Academic Excellence and Renewal in the University's 2015 Strategic Directions



Attention Faculty! You are invited to a webinar titled “Wake them up! Engaging Students in a 21st Century Classroom.” This workshop will explore how student-centered active learning approaches can enhance student engagement, success, and retention.
The 60-minute session will take place in the University Club on June 14 at 1:00 pm.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Daniel Leonard, Experiential Learning Coordinator at

New one-page resources are available here for faculty interested in incorporating 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

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