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Experiential Learning

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Related Opportunity

August 27, 2020

STEM activities are opportunities for students to engage in learning in a manner that is practical, applicable, reflective, and participatory relating to science, technology, engineering, and math.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Learning/Education

What does it look like?

STEM activities are opportunities for students to engage in learning in a manner that is practical, applicable, reflective, and participatory relating to science, technology, engineering, and math.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides opportunity for exploration for students interested in experience, skills, and requirements related to an interest, passion, or opportunity, particularly in the field of STEM

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 in STEM
  • May be particularly engaging for those who appreciate more in-depth opportunity to learn and explore related to STEM

Employers and Community

  • Projects 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 STEM activities

UW STEM-Related Programs

WRDSB Schools and Classrooms

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