The experiential learning research project takes an in-depth look at Georgetown’s experiential learning landscape and grapples with the following questions:
- What is the impact of experiential learning in a student’s educational path (how is it transformative, determinative, or influential in pursuing future choices)?
- What are the learning outcomes of experiential learning in a student’s overall education (desired and actual)?
- What would it look like to require that every student will have had at least one transformational global learning experience in order to graduate? (See working definition, below)
- What would a more robust and networked ecosystem look like at Georgetown – one that supports experiential learning, faculty-led coursework and curricular opportunities, as well as immersive and integrative co-curricular programs?
Through our research, data gathering and analysis, our goal is to better understand the answers to these questions as we get closer to answering how experiential learning might be transformative in a student’s undergraduate education.