Experiential and Community-Based Education Institute

Lay Summary 

This institute investigated the richness and diversity of learning through authentic experience. Through exploring experiential and holistic learning in place, the institute was designed as exemplar of teaching practice, to reveal and to live the Newfoundland Department of Education’s established learning outcomes (aesthetic expression, citizenship, communication, personal development, problem solving, technological competence, and spiritual and moral development). Through trail walking with different scientists and historians, exploring the arts at The Rooms, visiting technical learning at the Marine Institute, and spending the evening around a campfire with local experts sharing their perspective on the local folklore and music, aboriginal understandings, scientific and ecological awareness and the social and economic history of the east coast of Newfoundland, students gained an understanding of the multidimensional aspects of a place and learning.
Through an ongoing partnership with the University of the Arctic in Tromso, we were also able to host 6 Norwegian student interns (and one Norwegian faculty member).

Faculty of Education
Marine Institute Campus
Quick Start Funding
St. John's
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
19 Apr 2016
End date 
22 Apr 2016
Partner Organization 
University of The Arctic (Tromso)