Investigating Northeastern's Signature Pedagogy

The Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science (RIELS) brings together an interdisciplinary network of researchers utilizing a mosaic of methodologies to map out the mechanisms underlying the impact that experiential learning has on deep and lasting learning.


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RIELS has conducted research that has increased our understanding of why and how experiential learning contributes to student learning and success.

Our Research

An Extensive Network

Achieving our mission would not be possible without key partnerships throughout Northeastern University and beyond.

Our Partnerships

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What Is Experiential Learning?

An interdisciplinary field of researchers who utilize their disciplinary expertise and methods to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms behind experiential learning and its impact on student learning and success.


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