EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN ARTS AND SCIENCE
Steve Bonspiel, the 2018 Journalist-in-Residence in the Department of Journalism, and Editor/Publisher of the Eastern Door, offered students the opportunity to work on "Living the Language: The Mohawk Revival" to cover indigenous communities with care and positive impact. The students created a variety of media – print, video and radio – for mainstream and Indigenous news organizations. “Internships like this are good because then you produce journalists like our assistant editor Daniel J. Rowe, or people like Christopher Curtis who covers Indigenous issues for the Montreal Gazette. You produce people who challenge themselves to be better journalists and better people,” says Steve.
AHSC 350, Leisure Education -The Community Connections: Developing Leisure Education for Youth project is a unique collaboration between the Department of Applied Human Sciences, the Department of Recreation and Athletics, and the Before and After School Enriched Daycare Program of the English Montreal School Board. The goal of the project is to immerse leisure and therapeutic recreation students in a real-world teaching and learning experience with elementary aged children. Students acquire first-hand knowledge of leisure education lesson preparation, elementary teaching, and child development. Knowledge acquired through this experience may help to design a framework for implementing leisure education into after-school programs at the elementary level across Quebec and beyond.