Tim Brunet will discuss experiential learning in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in a free session July 4 aimed at instructors, staff, students, and community partners.
Brunet, the faculty’s experiential learning development officer, will share details about a study conducted this year researching the relationships between work, career readiness, and the FAHSS curriculum.
Research assistants from Ignite and Outstanding Scholars helped him conduct a case study that included a review of the literature; interviews of faculty, staff, and community partners; and student focus groups.
Brunet cites three key findings from the study:
- On average, students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences could benefit further from additional in-class career development opportunities.
- Higher education and community partners could expand their experiential learning programs to be more inclusive of those studying in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Awareness of experiential learning that occurs within the arts, humanities, and social sciences varied widely, creating misconceptions about the ability of students and graduates to be competitive in the labour market.
His July 4 presentation will discuss proposals to address these findings. Those interested in the session can find the itinerary and register online: Experiential Learning - RSVP July 4.