What is Experiential Learning?
Experiential Learning (EL) is, broadly, learning through reflection on experience.
Experiential Learning encompasses a variety of programming types that give students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop crucial skills, such as:
work-integrated learning (WIL), co-op, internship, field experience, practicum, community engaged learning, study abroad, or (in some cases) co-curricular programming.
What is Work-Integrated Learning?
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a form of curricular experiential education that formally integrates a student’s academic studies with quality experiences within a workplace or practice setting (CEWIL).
Learn more about the different types of WIL and find opportunities in your college below.
Work-integrated Learning (WIL) Definitions
USask Work-Integrated Learning
Economics Internship Program [Internship]
- English Career Internship [Internship]
Physics Professional Internship Option [Internship]
Regional and Urban Planning - Planning Practicum [Practicum]
Toxicology Undergraduate Research Experience Program (TUREP) [Research Experience]
MA Economics Co-op Internship [Co-op]
Finding an Experiential Learning (EL) Course
Many programs have EL built in, such as field experiences, labs, or project-based work. Here's how to find these classes:
- Visit the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
- Select "Browse classes"
- Select the term
- Select the subject(s) in which you are interested
- Select "Advanced Search"
- Under Attribute, select "experiential learning" or a specific type of experiential learning: community engaged learning, clinical placement/practicum, field-based instruction, study abroad or undergraduate research.
- Select "Search"
- The results are classes with an experiential learning component. Read the course description for more information.
Can’t find an opportunity? Meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-curricular Experiential Learning
The FUSION Skill-Development Curriculum is an interactive and engaging 10-hour online, self-study curriculum designed to wraparound and complement a student’s existing experiential learning opportunity (e.g. internship, student leadership role, research project, part-time job, volunteer placement, or summer work term).