Experiential Learning can benefit by acknowledging that it is nothing new to PSE: King’s dean

May 8, 2017

“[What] I feel has been missing in much of the current dialogue on experiential learning is that this is not a new phenomenon,” writes King’s University College Dean of Students Joe Henry. Rather, the author argues that students have for generations, “accessed and created a myriad of co-curricular, extra-curricular and work opportunities” that provide them the skills and experience sought by employers. Henry lists residence life positions, student governments, and on-campus jobs as just some of the ways that students have accessed, and continue to access, meaningful opportunities for experiential learning. Thus any effort to improve experiential learning, Henry concludes, should strive to recognize and enhance these existing opportunities as much as possible. HEQCO