Experiential Learning

Guided by the university’s mission and strategic plan, as well as current research on student engagement, Experiential Learning focuses on enhancement of student learning through a process where students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. 

Experiential Learning at TWU bridges theory with practice, and is a dynamic, engaged form of learning characterized by active collaboration; real-world problem solving; hands-on application of classroom theories; in-depth engagement with content; or simulation of skills external to the classroom.

Experiential Learning includes the following programs for students and faculty at all TWU locations:

  • Experiential Student Scholars
  • Learn by Doing-designated courses
  • Experiential Fellows
  • National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Experiential Education Academy

Experiential Learning is co-located in the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.

Apply to the Student Scholars Program

How to apply

There are two ways to apply for the Experiential Student Scholars Program. You may:

  1. Complete the 2020-2021 Experiential Student Scholar Program Application in a Word document and submit it electronically; or
  2. Complete the Google Form version of the application at https://forms.gle/uTiGaMr5MfZm2emv8 (you must sign in with your TWU account)

We encourage to start the application as early as possible to ensure that you complete the application by the deadline.

Application deadline

Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online by September 14, 2020.


Please direct all questions to Dr. Elia Tamplin by email at etamplin@twu.edu.

Page last updated 1:51 PM, October 20, 2020