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Experiential Learning

Guest Speakers/Workshops

August 27, 2020

A guest speaker/workshop can be effective in engaging students in a topic, offering students new perspectives, and providing an opportunity to learn in an engaging, reflective, and insightful fashion.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Learning/Community-Based Learning

What does it look like?

A guest speaker/workshop can be effective in engaging students in a topic, offering students new perspectives, and providing an opportunity to learn in an engaging, reflective, and insightful fashion.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides opportunity for exploration for students interested in experience, skills, and requirements related to workplace or community opportunity

Employers and Community

  • Guest Speakers or a Workshop relating to an opportunity or experience can promotes youth engagement and heighten the profile of a community or work placement
  • Develops interest and further exploration related to a workplace or community opportunity

Educators

  • Provides meaningful, curriculum-related experience for students
  • Can promote student engagement/motivation

Considerations

Students and Families

  • Promotes exploration of the opportunities and relevance of studies to areas of interest
  • May be particularly engaging for those who appreciate hands-on, tactile, or authentic experience

Employers and Community

  • Guest speakers or workshops may require liaison and partnership with educators to ensure a safe, meaningful, and engaging experience for all participants

Educators

  • Allows for close work with parents and community partners to make curricular connections to field trip experience

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