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Active and Engaged Teaching and Learning

Active learning engages students with more opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, and importantly, to reflect on those experiences so they can form their own understanding and meaning. Active learning can enhance the following:

  • Sustained engagement and motivation
  • Retention and transfer of knowledge and skills
  • Personal responsibility for learning


Active Learning Activities

Active learning activities exist on a continuum from individual self-reflection to experiential learning. They often include a social learning component, in which students collaborate to share knowledge and find solutions.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides students with hands on experience in real and/or simulated work environments. At Canadore College, our experiential learning opportunities enrich the student experience and provides students with exposure to their future careers.

Learn more about Experiential Learning


Canadore College students have a new tool to explore experiential learning opportunities as the result of the college’s implementation of Riipen, the World’s leading project-based learning platform.

Riipen allows faculty to embed experiential learning into courses and provide students with real-world experiences, where they get to work as a team, to acquire valuable workplace skills and build their future employer network.

Learn more about Riipen

Faculty Guidance and Support

The Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) provides support for creating active learning experiences in the planning and delivery of instruction. The following links can help you get started: