Immersive learning is an academically based learning opportunity that incorporates an examination of social justice issues while immersing students in a community affected by systemic challenges and injustices. Prompted by observation, direct experience and reflection students consider various worldviews and perspectives different from their own through direct interaction with diverse populations.
Immersive learning provides students with both meaningful engagement opportunities in interactive partnership with local, domestic or international communities and academic structures for analysis, reflection on their learning, and application to future action
Courses offered by Xavier faculty that address the following student learning outcomes can include an “IL” attribute to designate the course as providing an immersive learning experience.
Xavier students who participate in immersive learning will be able to:
Essential pedagogical elements of an immersive learning experience at Xavier are: