Learning through experience at the University of Toronto involves the deliberate integration of students’ disciplinary outcomes with competency development and authentic community engagement.
Community engagement refers to genuine practice with stakeholders inside or outside the University setting. Reflection is an essential element of all experiential learning activities — a process that allows students to consider what they have learned in their experiential learning opportunity and integrate this with their disciplinary knowledge.
Ensuring that students have access to experiential learning opportunities across their educational journey is a priority for U of T. Our office supports the development, implementation, funding and assessment of experiential learning at an institutional level by working with divisional and external partners.
The Experiential Learning Hub is a repository of information and supports for students, faculty and staff and external partners. On this website, you will find definitions and descriptions of experiential learning types, pedagogical and administrative resources, policies and guidelines, profiles of various experiential learning opportunities at U of T and connections to divisional and institutional supports.
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Below, explore key projects and initiatives our office supports.
Institutional Supports & Resources
Below you can explore supports and funding for experiential learning.
Divisional Supports & Resources
A wide variety of Experiential Learning resources are available at both the institutional and divisional levels across the University. If you’re interested in locating supports relevant to a specific project, we recommend exploring the Experiential Learning Hub. You’ll be guided through the development of different types of opportunities and provided with a directory of local resources.