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Exploring Experiential Learning

For the 2015-16 Academic Year, the DCF has decided to utilize the forum as a venue for exploring experiential learning - a key element of President Hanlon's Academic Vision.

Coinciding with the launch of the Experiential Learning Initiative in the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning in the fall 2015 term, the DCF will meet regularly throughout the academic year to actively engage with the theory and practice of experiential learning.

Experiential learning is already a prominent component of "the Dartmouth experience," both inside and outside the classroom. In a recent survey, departments self-reported over 120 courses characterized by experiential learning taught by over 70 Dartmouth faculty. More than 70 co-curricular programs (including employment, internships, outreach, research, and service opportunities) self-report experiential learning as a central component of the programs.

Throughout the 2015-16 Academic Year, the DCF will seek to better understand what Dartmouth means by "experiential learning," what each of our centers contributes to this initiative, what impact experience and reflection can have on student learning and development, and how we might work together to create a robust network of academic and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students across the institution.

Last Updated: 1/18/16