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Experiential Learning (EL)

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Experiential learning is an important part of Ryerson University’s model of education that emphasizes relevance and the integration of theory and practice. 

Experiential learning at Ryerson is seen as the outcome of a carefully designed mix of pedagogic and curricular strategies embracing varied learning challenges, activities and environments. 

The objective of experiential learning (EL) is to provide an education that attends in some balanced manner to the student’s need to advance  both knowledge acquisition and critical judgement; both thinking and acting; reflection and engagement; career development and informed citizenship; growth as an individual and greater connectivity with the larger community. The ideal of experiential education is to help students achieve these balances in a manner sensitive to the characteristics and needs of their individual disciplines, fields, and professions.

Watch the new video "Looking Through the Lenses of an Experiential Learning Model"- short version


For the full version of the video, including interactive components and supporting information, click on Experiential Learning Model and Video located in the left column of this page