Five types of experiential learning at UCalgary
Experiential learning at UCalgary is built around these frameworks:
Activities that take place during a degree experience, but outside of regular courses.
Examples include: internships, volunteer experiences, competitions, personal-development programs, accelerators and more.
Activities that take place within academic courses.
Examples include: field schools, labs, creative performances, project-based learning, studios, case studies and more.
Activities that contribute to a research project. These can be co-curricular or course-based, individual or group projects, and paid or unpaid opportunities.
Examples include: course-based research, individual research projects (like PURE) and studentships, research assistantships and more.
Activities that contribute to a research project. These can be co-curricular or course-based, individual research projects or studentships, and research assistantships.
Examples include: course-based research, individual research projects (like PURE) and studentships, research assistantships, and more.
Activities that happen in a workplace or practice setting, incorporating academic study. Some opportunities are paid, some are not. WIL provides students with career-related experience, enhances their confidence and allows them to explore potential career paths. For employers and partners, working with students offers an opportunity to leverage future talent.
Examples include: co-ops, internships, consulting projects, professional, clinical practice, field experience, partnered capstone projects, and practicums.