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Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes

  • Resource Type: Toolkit
  • Posted On: May 3, 2019
  • Author/Source: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Audience(s): Educators, Leaders and managers, Students

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This guidebook was developed to support long-term care (LTC) or retirement homes and secondary schools in establishing meaningful and impactful partnerships to create experiential learning placements for students, including cooperative education and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) placements.

The guidebook explains why experiential learning is important in LTC, and outlines the benefits these opportunities offer for secondary school students, LTC residents and team members, and the broader LTC sector.

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