Brescia University


"I have found great value in practicing research, communication and interview skills. I have been able to apply the leadership theories learned in previous lectures and transfer them into the research for this project in order to achieve these learning outcomes. These experiences have adequately prepared me for my future endeavours.”   -Hannah Floyd, Brescia Leadership Studies Grad

Experiential Learning and Courses at Brescia

We have a number of Curricular (for course credit) opportunities for students to engage in Experiential Learning at Brescia, including curricular and co-curricular. There are three overarching themes of Experiential Learning at Brescia for curricular: Classroom-focused experiential learning, Community-based experiential learning and work-integrated experiential learning. For a detailed description of each experiential learning theme, as well as examples of courses with experiential learning components, please visit Courses at Brescia.

Part of engaging in Experiential Learning requires you to reflect or critically reflect on what you are learning in class, how you are incorporating that into your experience and what you are learning from the experience. Reflection can take many forms, depending on the type of experience you engage in, including but not limited to:

  • Journals
  • Portfolios
  • Reports
  • Papers
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Oral reflection
  • Simulations
  • Stories
  • Case studies
  • Role-play

Co-curricular Experiences

There are also many opportunities for students to engage in Experiential Learning through co-curricular (not for credit) experiences. Co-Curricular Experiential Learning includes various non-credit experiences offered outside of the classroom. In order for these experiences to be recognized as Experiential Learning they must meet the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) principles outlined for experiential learning and the activity/experience must be listed on the Co-Curricular Record. See the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities principles for more information. Some examples of co-curricular experiences include:

  • Student Leadership Initiatives
  • Peer Education Initiatives
  • Teaching or Research Assistantships
  • Career Preparation and Professional Development
  • BOLD Works
  • Community-engaged Volunteering
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Internships (short- or long-term)
  • BOLD Works

You can also engage in Experiential Learning through work-study at Brescia. Brescia’s work study program ensures you are able to get the most out of this on-campus professional experience, from learning about your own career goals to developing sought-after skills that will extend beyond Brescia.

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