Are you interested in adding real-world experience to your classroom learning at UTSC? Experiential Learning, also known as Community-Engaged Learning, offers you the opportunity to test what you learn in your courses through applying it in a community setting and through the process of reflecting on this experience. In Experiential Learning, classroom and community enrich each other.
CTLB03H provides students with opportunities to take their academic content knowledge and apply it outside of the typical classroom course environment. Through this type of active, hands-on learning, students gain experience with various modes of discipline-related practice, connect with different discipline-interested parties in their communities and enhance their understanding of academic subject matter.
There are two components to CTLB03H:
For the placement element of the course, students work collaboratively with discipline-interested parties on mutually agreed-upon activities, at mutually agreed-upon times (approximately six to eight hours a week). The communities which students serve may be on campus (“in-reach”) or off campus (“outreach”).
The in-class “lecture” element of the course involves all students meeting once a week to learn theory and skills that enable them to maximally gain from their experiential learning experience (including instruction and discussions on reflective writing, professional communication, learning styles and more).