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Survey to identify uses of experiential learning

A survey of UWindsor instructors aims to identify uses of experiential education for their students — opportunities to combine academic learning with practical experience both in and out of the classroom.

Provost Douglas Kneale has established a task force to review and report on experiential and work-integrated education. This group has created an electronic survey to gather institutional information on the current landscape across campus.

Faculty who have taught one or more courses over the past year received e-mailed invitations to participate in the online questionnaire, which asks them to describe how they incorporate such activities in their teaching.

“Experiential learning improves student understanding and retention, helping to prepare them for the knowledge-based workforce of today and tomorrow,” says task force chair Chris Busch, acting executive director of Co-op, Career, and Employment Services. “The task force, with membership drawn from all faculties, will make recommendations to the provost for increasing the opportunities we extend to our students.”

He asks that all instructors complete the survey to share their thoughts on experiential education at the University of Windsor.