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Experiential Learning

Skills Activites

August 27, 2020

Skills activities, including competitions, skill fairs, or skill workshops, offer another engaging way for students to learn, reflect, and collaborate in a practical and authentic manner.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Learning/Education

What does it look like?

Skills Activities, including competitions, skill fairs, or skill workshops, offer another engaging way for students to learn, reflect, and collaborate in a practical and authentic manner.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides opportunity for exploration for students interested in experience, skills, and requirements related to an interest, passion, or opportunity

Employers and Community

  • Can promote youth engagement and heighten the profile of community, work, or an interest that serves as the focus for the activity
  • 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/collaboration

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 more in-depth opportunity to learn, challenge themselves, and explore

Employers and Community

  • May require liaison with educators to encourage a safe, meaningful, and engaging experience for all participants

Educators

  • Allows for close work with other partners, particularly students, to make curricular connections within skill activities

Math Competitions

Skills Canada

WRDSB

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