CBS Undergraduate Symposium: Experiential Learning
What is the CBS Undergraduate Symposium?
The CBS Undergraduate Symposium: Experiential Learning is a one-day event taking place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Summerlee Science Complex Atrium at the University of Guelph. It is intended to be a public demonstration of student projects/artifacts from experiential learning courses offered by the College of Biological Science. Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Faculty/staff, students, industry partners, and family/friends of students are welcome to attend!
What is Experiential Learning?
According to the University of Guelph’s Experiential Learning Task Force, Experiential Learning is defined as “a [teaching] practice whereby students gain new knowledge, skills and abilities due to the intentional application of classroom learning in a workplace or simulated workplace setting. Experiential learning opportunities are grounded in an intentional learning cycle and clearly defined learning outcomes. They engage students actively in creating knowledge and critically reflecting on their experiences, allowing them to understand how to transfer their knowledge and skills to future endeavours.”
Description of Presentation Formats
Students participating in this category will develop and present a poster summarizing the work they did as part of a course project or present a prototype that they created as part of a course project. Examples of prototypes might include a product developed in a course, an app, a website, etc.
Students participating in this category will deliver a three-minute presentation summarizing the work they did as part of a course project (e.g. research project, community project, product development project, etc.).
Students participating in this category will deliver a three-minute presentation about an experiential learning course offered by the College of Biological Science. The goal of the course pitches is to convince other students to take the course by highlighting some of the work that was done in the course and how it impacted students’ learning and experience.
Schedule of Events
- 9:00am | Opening Remarks
- 9:15 - 11:15am | Poster/Prototype Presentations Session 1
- 12:00 - 2:00pm | Poster/Prototype Presentations Session 2
- 12:30 - 2:30pm | Lightning Talks
- 2:30 - 4:30pm | Poster/Prototype Presentations Session 3
- 3:30 - 4:30pm | Course Pitch Competition
- 4:45 - 5:00pm | Awards & Closing Remarks