Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education

adventure education, experiential learning) (Neuman, Turčová and Martin, 2018). Practices of 'outdoor education' vary according to culture, philosophy and local conditions (Brookes, 2006; Ford, 1986; Freakley, 1990; Lugg, 1999; Neill, ...

Author: Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000693155

Category: Education

Page: 146

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This book adds to the theoretical development of the emerging fields of experiential learning and outdoor education by examining the central concept, 'experience', and interrogating a central claim of experiential learning: whether, and if so how, a short-term singular experience can transform a participant’s life as a whole and in a permanent way. While such a possibility has been corroborated by the personal testimonies of participants, and the activities of instructors over many years, the book argues that we must go beyond this kind of ‘evidence’. In comparing Anglophone and continental approaches and drawing on the work of Dewey, Dilthey and Merleau-Ponty in the philosophy of experience, Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education presents the first detailed review of the concept of ‘experience’ in European philosophy, as applied to outdoor experiential learning. A vital insight into the field, this is important reading for students and researchers working in the philosophy of sport, and pedagogical theory, especially in areas relating to the outdoors, but also to experiential education more generally.

Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

Theory and Practice of Adventure - Based Education To teach effectively , adventure educators must possess diverse instructional ... Outdoor leaders embrace experiential education as the means to apply experiential learning theory .

Author: Mark Wagstaff

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736066990

Category: Education

Page: 884

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Technical Skills for Adventure Programming will guide you in becoming an effective adventure educator teaching beginning-level outdoor adventure skills. This book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present a lesson plan progression for mastering 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.

Outdoor Education

“Redefining Outdoor Education: A Matter of Many Relationships.” Journal of Experiential Education 17 (3): 13-15. Priest, S. 1988. “The Ladder of Environmental Learning.” Journal of Adventure Education 5 (2): 23-25. Raffan, J. 1995.

Author: Ken Gilbertson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149259122X

Category: Outdoor education

Page: 280

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"This book helps educators who use the outdoors as a learning setting. It presents teaching methods for people who teach in schools, nature centers, adventure centers, camps, environmental learning centers, government agencies, and universities. These methods apply to many subject areas such as physical education, science education, environmental studies, and recreation"--

Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education

Teaching Outdoor Education The act of teaching is both a science and an art . Specific knowledge must be ... The experiential learning cycle , illustrated in figure 1.1 , is a four - step process that begins with an experience .

Author: Camille J. Bunting

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736055024

Category: Education

Page: 243

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This practical text offers simple activities and lesson plans for young people in a variety of school and community settings. The author examines why outdoor education is important and includes a step-by-step guide for planning field trips through to a complete outdoor education programme.

Outdoor and Experiential Learning

Adventure programming and spirituality: Integration models, methods, and research. Journal of Experiential Education, 20(2), 102–108. Andresen, L., Boud, D., and Cohen, R. (1995). Experience based learning. In G. Foley (ed.) ...

Author: Andy Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351913069

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Outdoor and experiential learning has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last 20 years. Educators and developers in the Czech and Slovak Republics have been unexpected leaders in the field; the result of isolation of the country under communism and a unique mix of culture and geography. This book offers a guide to the theory and techniques, pioneered by the Czechs and Slovaks, including the concept of dramaturgy, a process involving elements of learning psychology, role play and theatre that concentrates on physical, social, creative and reflective/emotional learning states. It also includes a full set of guidelines for designing outdoor and experiential events, along with complete instructions for 30 games. The authors provide design opportunities to be more creative in the development of young people, as well as older learners and those involved in corporate management education.

Teaching Adventure Education Theory

Ask students to get into small groups and to design lessons using the experiential learning cycle (Kolb 1984). You may also distribute the Write a Lesson Plan handout on the CD-ROM as a guide. It lists specifications for the lesson plan ...

Author: Bob Stremba

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736071261

Category: Education

Page: 395

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Written for instructors who want their classroom experience to be as involving as the field, "Teaching Adventure Education Theory" offers activities instructors can use to help students make the connections between theory and practice. Top educators provide lesson plans that cover adventure theory, philosophy, history, and conceptual models.

The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe

The book looks at how outdoor education has been transformed into an increasingly global field where established and influenced practices have been introduced into modernising and democratising nations.

Author: Peter Becker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351692569

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe sets out to provide a comprehensive analysis of the economical and political changes that have occurred in European outdoor culture in the preceding two decades, from a diverse range of perspectives including institutional, theoretical, national and educational views. The book looks at how outdoor education has been transformed into an increasingly global field where established and influenced practices have been introduced into modernising and democratising nations. With contributions from the members of the board of the European Institute of Outdoor Adventure Eduation and Experiential Learning and representatives of the networks that stand behind it, this unique book provides thorough factual analyses and examinations of outdoor learning that have never been presented before. The book contains contributions from across Europe, with authors from the UK, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Poland, Norway and the Czech Republic. Chapters within the volume by non - European authors provide another perspective on the European story in a wider context. As a whole, the book will stimulate the ongoing debate about the nature, function and organisation of outdoor education around the globe. The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of outdoor education, leadership and recreation; and outdoor, sport, environmental and leisure studies. It should also be essential reading for those involved in outdoor organisations in Europe and worldwide.

Schoolyard enhanced Learning

of using the outdoors as a tool for learning. Keeping that idea in mind, it is easy to see how “outdoor education” can be used in so many ways. Outdoor education is really a subset of the more general concept of experiential learning.

Author: Herbert W. Broda

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107290

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Provides theories, practical suggestions, and activities to help encourage teachers to take advantage of the outdoors as an instructional tool.

Rethinking Outdoor Experiential and Informal Education

This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education.

Author: Tony Jeffs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351590030

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how its principles and practice can enhance outdoor education. A wide range of contributors look in detail at the concept of change in the outdoors, whilst also considering the ways in which this expanding field might exploit opportunities offered to young people and adults to engage in reflective informal education. It encourages outdoor educators to experience their immediate surroundings in new and innovative ways and grasp the challenge of promoting a sustainable lifestyle. Offering a fresh perspective on shifting the outdoor education agenda from that of skills acquisition and ‘narrow learning’ to the social and political, as well as aesthetic and philosophical opportunities embodied within the outdoor experience, this book will be valuable reading for those studying or working in the field of outdoor education.