Experiential learning

Experiential learning is an umbrella term used to describe learning that comes from active involvement in the learning experience – learning by doing.

Reflective practice (reflecting on the experience) is an integral part of experiential learning. There are a number of experiential learning opportunities in Child and Youth Studies.

This is a required course for all CHYS majors (single and combined) and CHYS BA/Bed (Primary/Junior) majors. Students provide service to the community by assisting in a local school/classroom or by volunteering with a local community agency while completing course modules online.

In CHYS 2F15, the ‘service’ is integrated with the ‘learning’ by way of the on-line course modules, which include an array of assignments.

This is a required course for all Concurrent Education (J/I and I/S) majors. Students provide service to the community by assisting in a local school/classroom or by volunteering with a local community agency while completing course modules online.

In CHYS 2P15, the ‘service’ is integrated with the ‘learning’ by way of the on-line course modules, which include an array of assignments.

In CHYS 3P93 the experiential learning hours are integrated into the classroom hours. Students will spend most of the course time in the classroom and some of the course time supporting a child or youth. The experiential learning hours are on campus (the families come to Brock) as opposed to off campus.

The Applied Research Project is an Honours option for CHYS majors (single or combined) with a minimum of 14 overall credits, approval to Year 4 (honours), and permission of the Department. The number of hours the students spend in the community/field varies according to the project. An approximate range is from 25 to 60. 

The pending Applied Research Projects that students can apply to can be found here.