At Brescia, we have a number of diverse Curricular (for credit) and Co-Curricular (not for credit) Experiential Learning opportunities that students can engage in. Experiential Learning can be classroom-based, community-focused or in a work-integrated environment. The purpose of offering Experiential Learning experiences to students is to provide hands on, practical learning experiences where students can apply their classroom learning to concrete experiences. Depending on the type of experience, Brescia students can build their knowledge and leadership and learn a diverse set of skills including, but not limited to communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Classroom-focused involves engaging in Experiential Learning that takes place within the classroom environment (in person or virtually) and can include (but are not limited to) independent studies, hands on lab experiments, case studies and theses. Some examples of these include:
Community-focused Experiential Learning can take place in the classroom where we connect with our community partners or out in the community engaging in activities or projects that directly support our partnering organizations. Some examples include:
The work-integrated environment involves practicums, clinical placements, field experiences and internships where students develop their competencies and skills through hands-on experiences within organizational environments. Some examples of these include:
We also have co-curricular (not for credit). Experiential Learning opportunities that students can get involved in that will be on their co-curricular record. These opportunities include, but are not limited to: