The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

The authors say that many post-secondary students turn to programs that include an experiential learning component – such as co-operative education, internships or other forms of work placements – in order to develop a broader range of occupational skills.

The authors discuss ways to expand and improve experiential learning opportunities in Canada, including increasing awareness of such opportunities; implementing incentive programs; and ensuring that experiential learning programs provide students with good quality learning environments.

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