Types of experiential learning
Experiential learning activities at UCalgary are integrated into courses and degree programs and others are elective activities that happen outside of coursework.
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.