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Friday, October 25 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Designing for Experiential Learning - Learner Experiences, Designer Insights

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Justice Institute of British Columbia’s (JIBC) efforts towards experiential learning are to create meaningful learning opportunities for all students and provide an opportunity to learn skills from practitioners in the field. Experiential education emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning experiences in authentic contexts of practice; Research discusses numerous benefits for students engaged in integrated experiential learning, informing well regarded theoretical explanations of learning such as situated learning and cognitive apprenticeships. More recent developments have expanded to incorporate the idea of “integrated experiential education” (Fenton and Gallant, 2016) whereby “integration” is explicit about (a) the interdisciplinary nature of coursework which emphasizes relationships among subjects, rather than independent courses that focus on a single subject area (Anderson, 2013), and (b) meaningful student engagement in the surrounding community as a part of the learning process. However, it is important to consider how these experiences and efforts are perceived by our students. We want to find out:
  • students’ perceptions engaging in integrated experiential learning
  • aspects of integrated experiential learning that are most valuable/transformative for them and the  challenges.
  • how faculty and practitioners they engage with maximize/minimize these
Presenters will share the design of an interdisciplinary course and the experiences of students, faculty and practitioners (mentors) working and learning together to develop a multidisciplinary solutions to real-world problems.

Anderson, D. (2013). Overarching goals, values, and assumptions of integrated curriculum design. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies And Recreation Education, 28(1), 1 - 10.
Fenton, Lara and Gallant, Karen (2016) "Integrated Experiential Education: Definitions and a Conceptual Model," The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 7. Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol7/iss2/7

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Florence Daddey

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of BC
Florence is a Program Manager and Instructor and works for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of BC. In her role as an instructional designer she collaborates with program areas and divisions as they develop and redesign their courses... Read More →

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Dave Smulders

program manager faculty development, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Friday October 25, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Waap Amgam, House of Cedar: Rm 1113