This analysis used Jones’ (2018) conceptual model as a framework to study the extent to which the customized MSVU LP programme activities met the needs of our students’ post-secondary experience. The model includes extra-curricular activities (ECAs) as one of seven microsystems that influence the undergraduate student experience. Our research revealed that the LP program contributed to students’ experiences as demonstrated by the Jones’ (2018) model. We found interaction between the LP extracurricular activities and other microsystems in the model. However, we also determined that the LP program should explore ways to better capture social engagement and assist in meeting student expectations pre-university.

Authors: Karen Blotnicky, Paulette Cormier-MacBurnie, Mina Gonzalez Cerdeira, Jennifer Guy, Elizabeth Hicks

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0030
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)