Project-based experiential education is a teaching method used by JWU to integrate “real world” projects into the classroom that subscribe to the best practices of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE). Students have an intensive, term-long, project-based experiential learning opportunity conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Experiences are driven by a specific industry-based or a functional area-based project completed for a non-profit or for-profit partners. Through weekly group seminar meetings, extensive fieldwork (independent and/or group-based) and purposeful reflection, students apply acquired discipline-specific skills and knowledge, develop leadership and collaborative abilities and refine critical thinking, problem-solving and active citizenship skills. The course culminates in a formal presentation and deliverables to the partner organization.


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Directed Experiential Education Final Project