Into the Wild Experiential Learning Yonder: Community Cafe Participant Hypotheses on What's Next for Experiential Learning

  • Rachel Alexandra Braun University of Calgary


In this 25-minute conversation café, participants synthesized the findings of Braun, Kaipainen & Usman’s (2018) environmental scan of experiential learning (EL) at the University of Calgary with their conference learning to create an experience and evidence-informed hypothesis of the next strengths, challenges, and required supports on the EL horizon. This paper summarizes participants’ conversations and discusses what their hypotheses illuminate about the current EL postsecondary landscape, as well as emerging and recurrent features that may be of interest to explore in one’s role, scholarship, or teaching practice.

Setting the Experiential Learning Landscape