Apply to present at the Experiential Learning Symposium on October 28, 1-4pm
The Experiential Learning Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share their work with the entire Brandeis community. In this way, we hope to highlight those who have engaged in Experiential Learning in and/or out of the classroom and have shown an elevated level of exploration, discovery and innovation. We are interested in finding students whose experiences, ideas, and projects led them to a better understanding of themselves and how they impact others.
Experiential Learning and Teaching
The mission of Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis is to help students learn from their experiences and to create experiences from which students will learn. We create deep, reflective and transferable learning outcomes by partnering with both faculty and students.
Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis comes in many forms: Community Engaged Learning, EL Practicum Courses, Academic Internship Courses, Labs, Language Classes, Theater and Fine Arts, and many EL Designated Humanities and Science courses. Often, Experiential Learning takes place outside of the classroom and in the field where students apply their knowledge to hands-on experiences.
But just as often, Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis can be found in a traditional classroom. Through active learning and reflective processes that connect theory to practice and facilitate the synthesis of new ideas, Brandeis faculty incorporate Experiential Learning Principles into their daily teaching. This innovative pedagogy allows students to broaden, deepen and enrich their relationship to the content/subject matter and gives students the opportunities to actively apply and connect their learning to their own life experiences.