This modules investigates the roles taken on by the various partners involved in an EL opportunity, including the student, faculty or staff facilitators, the institution, and external partners. With many people involved in an EL experience, roles and responsibilities are important to understand to ensure that students are appropriately guided throughout the process, whether their learning is classroom-based or field-based. In this module, the roles and responsibilities associated with EL will be explored and strategies for ongoing accountability will be identified through examples and prompts.

This module has been designed for all audiences.

Who are the members of the EL team?

Examples and Artifacts

list Members of the EL team
These individuals and organizations together facilitate a variety of learning experiences in the academic institution itself, in the workplace and in the community.

External Links

document Guiding Principles for EL
Guidelines published by Government of Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 2017. This document provides the background on and an explanation of the Ministry's EL principles, along with examples of EL activities. It also describes the state of the data to support PSE, employers, and other partners in expanding the number of EL activities for Ontario students. How to apply the principles is outlined in the document's final section.

What is my role as a community partner or employer?

Examples and Artifacts

table Responsibilities and expectations
This document details the responsibilities and expectations for EL team members.

External Resources

document Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program
This document comes from University of Minnesota's Career and Internship Services. It discusses best practices for developing a sustainable internship program.

What supports are in place for community partners and employers?

Examples and Artifacts

quiz Appropriate work for a student in an EL placement

list Fostering Positive Relationships
As a workplace supervisor, you use all the skills necessary in any effective supervisory relationship.

Additionally, the students will look to you as a mentor who will assist their transition from the classroom to the work environment. Since the internship is an extension of the learning process, you will need to provide opportunities to bridge the two experiences. We suggest that you meet with your interns regularly to provide feedback concerning their performance.

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