The need to effectively bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work has ignited interest in experiential learning. CERIC’s new literature search, Experiential Learning and Career Development, takes a wide lens to experiential learning or “learning through reflection on doing,” which can include classroom-based learning (eg, case studies, simulations, team work) as well as well as workplace-integrated or community- based learning (eg, internships, co-ops or volunteering).

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Research and best practices in experiential learning
  • Role of experiential learning in advancing career development
  • Evaluation of experiential learning and student outcomes
  • Impact of experiential learning in the corporate world
  • An experiential learning approach to support youth development

There are now 53 literature searches available, including Career Development Theory and Career Management Models, Economic Benefits of Career Guidance, Parental Involvement in Career Development, Labour Market Trends, Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, and more.

Featuring comprehensive listings of key research and articles in career development, literature searches highlight critical points of current knowledge. As a student, academic or practitioner in the field, literature searches are helpful if you are researching the latest thinking or proven best practices. They are also valuable if you are considering a submission to CERIC for project partnership funding in order to gain an overview of major work already done in your area of interest.