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Experiencing Experiential Learning

Hi Peeps … (If cool kids like yourself still call each other that?)

As a fourth year student at Brock I have had many outstanding experiences at Brock, way too many to tell you about in one blog post. What I will tell you about today is my experiential learning experience.

Experiential learning is learning you do outside the lecture hall, more hands on work you will do after university.  I have done at least 3 types; labs, a field course and I am currently participating in an internship. Labs are a great way to put theory into practice, think about labs you do in high school but with cooler experiments and with data you collected.

In my third year, my entire class spent our October reading week in Peterborough ON, conducting our own research for a field course. We all had various topics, and research questions we were looking to understand. My research investigated the correlation between distance from Trent University and cost of rent of student houses. I interviewed Trent students, residence staff, and had 50 surveys completed. The result? Well you will just have to ask, when you see me on campus next year 😉

Currently I am completing my fourth year honours internship at Esri Canada in Toronto.

Hi Peeps … (If cool kids like yourself still call each other that?)

As a fourth year student at Brock I have had many outstanding experiences at Brock, way too many to tell you about in one blog post. What I will tell you about today is my experiential learning experience.

Experiential learning is learning you do outside the lecture hall, more hands on work you will do after university.  I have done at least 3 types; labs, a field course and I am currently participating in an internship. Labs are a great way to put theory into practice, think about labs you do in high school but with cooler experiments and with data you collected.

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 2– My morning view in Peterborough where we stayed for 4 nights.

Text Box: Figure 2- My morning view in Peterborough where we stayed for 4 nights.

Figure SEQ Figure \* ARABIC 1– First year Geography students conducting research on ground temperature, wind direction and moisture.

Text Box: Figure 1- First year Geography students conducting research on ground temperature, wind direction and moisture.In my third year, my entire class spent our October reading week in Peterborough ON, conducting our own research for a field course. We all had various topics, and research questions we were looking to understand. My research investigated the correlation between distance from Trent University and cost of rent of student houses. I interviewed Trent students, residence staff, and had 50 surveys completed. The result? Well you will just have to ask, when you see me on campus next year 😉

Currently I am completing my fourth year honours internship at Esri Canada in Toronto.

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