Experiential learning provides opportunities for students to practice in a setting that is authentic to advancing their intended careers. These learning opportunities are current, pertinent, performance-based, practical applications of knowledge and skills experienced within the curriculum.
Experiential learning falls into categories that will vary by discipline and academic major including, but not limited to, internships, service-learning, undergraduate research, civic engagements, study abroad/away, field experiences, creative activities, practice, hands-on learning, mentoring, leadership training, student teaching, and apprenticeships.
The mission of Experiential Learning is:
- To bring EL into better partnership with the bedrock of academic rigor (reading, thinking, writing, and reflection) in an effort to serve students more effectively
- To support and engage students, faculty, and community partners in meeting the challenges of preparing students for twenty-first century workforce demands
Family and Consumer Sciences student Debra Perilloux presenting her research from her Real-World Ready course at the AAFCS 108th National Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX.