Outdoor and Experiential Learning

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, ...

Author: Andy Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351913065

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.
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Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education

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 ...

Author: Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000693157

Category: Education

Page: 134

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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.
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Experiential Learning

Outdoor experiential activities that awaken the senses Sensory overload can be
avoided in a place where , potentially , total darkness and silence can exist .
Inside a cave sight is redundant so other sensations become enhanced . We
listen ...

Author: Colin M. Beard

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749444894

Category: Education

Page: 314

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This handbook pulls together for the first time both the theory and the practice of experiential learning and all types of learning that employ activity-based experience. Based on sound theoretical underpinning, and making full use of examples and guidance for successful implementation, Experiential Learning enables readers to unlease some of the more potent indgredients of learning through experience. 'Everything that can possibly provide, or affect, a learning experience, is discussed: most theories of learning, and every conceivable way to interest learners in an activity...Even very accomplished developers who prepare learning experiences for all types of learners, from grade level classes through executive seminars can undoubtedly find many ideas to expand the design options upon which they can draw.' Leadership and Organisational Development Journal. Previously known as The Power of Experiential Learning.
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Outdoors Adventure and Experiential Learning

Representatives of different countries tell participants at the Edinburgh meeting about their national approaches to Outdoor Education.

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ISBN: 1874637342

Category: Outdoor education

Page: 33

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Representatives of different countries tell participants at the Edinburgh meeting about their national approaches to Outdoor Education.
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Other Ways of Learning

Author: European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning

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ISBN: OCLC:1156023537

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John Dewey and Education Outdoors

In this book we take the reader on a journey through the various curriculum reforms that have emerged in the USA around the idea of conducting education outdoors – through initiatives such as nature-study, camping education, adventure ...

Author: John Quay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462092150

Category: Education

Page: 104

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In this book we take the reader on a journey through the various curriculum reforms that have emerged in the USA around the idea of conducting education outdoors – through initiatives such as nature-study, camping education, adventure education, environmental education, experiential education and place based education. This is a historical journey with an underlying message for educators, one we are able to illuminate through the educational theories of John Dewey. Central to this message is a deeper understanding of human experience as both aesthetic and reflective, leading to a more coherent comprehension of not just outdoor education, but of education itself. Whether we knew it or not, all of us interested in the field of education have been waiting for this book. John Dewey and Education Outdoors is the tool we need to help understand and explain experiential education in general and outdoor education in particular. This is an expertly researched and written account of how and why outdoor education has developed, and been such a vital feature in exemplary educational practices. Because of this work I will no longer have to stumble through some inadequate explanation of the history and philosophy of outdoor education, I can now simply point to this book and suggest that everyone read it. —Dr. Dan Garvey, President Emeritus, Prescott College, Former President and Executive Director, Association for Experiential Education. John Dewey and Education Outdoors is a well-researched book that explores the tenets of Dewey within the contexts of progressive reforms in education. The authors provide detailed explanations of Dewey’s thoughts on education while exploring the historical intersections with outdoor education, camping, and environmental education. While situated within a historical perspective, this book provides insights relevant for today’s discussions on new educational reform possibilities, learning focused on the whole child that includes out-of-school time experiences such as camp, and the development of 21st century skills needed to navigate our global society. —Dr. Deb Bialeschki, Director of Research, American Camp Association.
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Outdoor Adventure Education

This text is based on author Alan W. Ewert’s pioneering book Outdoor Adventure Pursuits: Foundations, Models, and Theories.

Author: Alan Ewert

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492583714

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Outdoor Adventure Education: Foundations, Theory, and Research steeps students in the theories, concepts, and developments of outdoor adventure education, preparing them for careers in this burgeoning field. This text is based on author Alan W. Ewert’s pioneering book Outdoor Adventure Pursuits: Foundations, Models, and Theories. Ewert and Sibthorp, both experienced practitioners, researchers, and educators, explore the outdoor adventure field today in relation to the changes that have occurred since Ewert’s first book. The authors present a comprehensive text on outdoor and adventure foundations, theories, and research that will provide the basis for the next generation of professionals. Outdoor Adventure Education offers a comprehensive view of the expanding discipline of outdoor adventure education in its various settings. In addition to its foundational, theoretical, and conceptual insights, this text presents the following: • Why This Chapter Is Important introductions that present snapshots of ideas and concepts and how they apply to future professionals • Chapter discussion and research questions to expand knowledge and research skills to support the learning gained through the book • Sidebars from well-known international researchers who present their views on the chapter topics The book is presented in three parts. Part I explores foundational issues of outdoor adventure education, offering an overview of the field and examining both historical developments and current practices. Part II investigates theoretical constructs and extant theories, emphasizing how they inform the professional’s view of program evidence, design, and implementation. In part III, the authors delve into research and evidence-based practices in the field and look at evolving trends and issues as outdoor adventure education continues to grow. Outdoor Adventure Education uses evidence, design, and implementation as its underlying themes. It shows students and professionals how to apply theories and research in constructing frameworks for outdoor adventure education experiences and how to evaluate those experiences. As such, it is an indispensable resource that prepares students and professionals alike for success in their careers in outdoor adventure education.
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Strategies for Risk Management in Outdoor and Experiential Learning

13 FIRST AID While First Aid is a staff skill and is already mentioned under that
heading , it deserves special mention because : it is probably the most
fundamental of core skills that all staff working in outdoor experiential learning
must possess ...

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ISBN: PSU:000025556582

Category: Environmental education

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Rethinking Outdoor Experiential and Informal Education

The Outdoors and Adventure and Social Cultural Phenomenon: Critical
Explorations of Relations between Individuals, ... Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential
Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, Englewood
Cliffs, NJ: ...

Author: Tony Jeffs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351590037

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.
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The Outdoor Classroom

Designed to be an instructional guide for teachers and other education professionals working with students in grades 4 through college. This book links critical pedagogy with adventure learning.

Author: James R. Jelmberg

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132227591

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Designed to be an instructional guide for teachers and other education professionals working with students in grades 4 through college. This book links critical pedagogy with adventure learning.
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Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education

Developed for teachers and leaders of children and youth aged 10 to 15, this book does the following: -Grounds readers in the principles of teaching outdoor education -Provides them with current practices -Details seven introductory, ready ...

Author: Camille J. Bunting

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736055029

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education provides teachers and recreation and outdoor leaders with outdoor activities as well as the expertise to expand students' understanding of the outdoors and develop their character. Units are included for challenge initiatives that don't require a ropes course, frontcountry camping, backcountry camping, outdoor cooking techniques, land navigation, casting and angling, and archery. Also discussed are rock climbing and canoeing and kayaking. Developed for teachers and leaders of children and youth aged 10 to 15, this book does the following: -Grounds readers in the principles of teaching outdoor education -Provides them with current practices -Details seven introductory, ready-to-implement units of outdoor adventure activities presented so that novices to a particular activity can teach that unit -Includes easy-to-teach, step-by-step experiential education lesson plans that focus on basic outdoor skills, with character development qualities linked to each lesson -Helps teachers meet NASPE and multidisciplinary national standards for students in grades 5 to 10 In addition to the units and lesson plans, Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education provides teachers and leaders with the following: -Interdisciplinary connections in each lesson -Strategies for questioning students so that they find the answers and for developing character qualities within each lesson -Preparation, teaching, and assessment techniques for each lesson -Safety and teaching tips for each activity And because planning time is a rare commodity for teachers, the author has gone to great lengths to provide the background and help that teachers need in order to give outdoor education a try. In fact, through Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education, teachers and leaders have the tools and guidance to develop their own outdoor programs. Part I introduces readers to outdoor education and its role in school. It explores the foundations and methods for using outdoor education and highlights its interdisciplinary connections. Part II provides detailed instructions for the novice in conducting outdoor education lessons as well as unit plans for seven outdoor education areas with sample lesson plans and activities. Part III delves into school programming, including planning field trips and starting a school-based outdoor education program. Outdoor education has grown to be a multidisciplinary concept. This book captures the depth and breadth of that concept, provides outdoor adventure activities, and details the vital components of fostering learning and character development through outdoor education. Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education will more than meet teachers' and leaders' needs in using the outdoors to educate children and youth aged 10 to 15.
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Outdoor Education

"Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies applies educational theories to outdoor teaching methods and helps educators learn how to choose the instructional strategies that will best work for their audiences, whether they're in a school, ...

Author: Ken Gilbertson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736047093

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies will show students how to -use physical, cognitive, and affective methods to teach lessons in different settings to different audiences; -link educational theories to teaching methods and choose the best method for each setting; and -implement strategies with easy-to-use forms and lesson plans. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies provides all the necessary information and tools for teaching outdoor education. It applies educational theories to outdoor teaching methods and helps educators choose the instructional strategy that will work best for their audience, whether they're in a school, nature center, adventure center, camp, environmental learning center, government agency, or university. This text includes the following features: -Easy-to-use forms for designing, implementing, and evaluating outdoor lesson plans -Six highly detailed sample lesson plans, representing a variety of settings for different age groups and abilities and using physical, cognitive, and affective methods -Teaching tips, real-life case studies, and interactive exercises to apply concepts in each chapter Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies contains practical lesson plans and examples that go beyond the normal scope of a text. It includes key concepts, objectives, and summaries for each chapter, and it presents an extensive set of educational methods and applications to foster optimal learning. Part I defines what outdoor education is and details the professional expectations of an outdoor educator. It also explores educational theories that support outdoor education, including developmental stages, learning stages, and constructivism. Part II covers teacher preparation, including understanding the backgrounds and abilities of participants, creating a successful learning environment, teaching effectively in a variety of outdoor settings, and designing lesson plans. In part III, the authors explore methods and delivery of outdoor education. They examine the uses of physical, cognitive, and affective methods for teaching, and they provide six ready-to-use sample lessons. They also help readers reflect on, evaluate, and improve their lesson plans through experimentation. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies will benefit all educators, new or veteran, in enhancing their audience's awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of the outdoors. Ultimately, it will advance educators' abilities to increase people's enjoyment and understanding of the environment.
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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: 9781351692564

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.
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The Experiential Learning Toolkit

This might be regarded as a socially over-determined interpretation of the outer-
world experience, a position adopted by many who write on experiential learning
and adult education. Outdoor learning, the outdoor environment and other ...

Author: Colin Beard

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749459345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises, which are based on the theory of experiential learning. Experiential learning is concerned with learning through direct experience, which aims to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Each activity presented includes a description of the underlying principles, practical information on delivering the exercise as well as tips and further reading. The exercises cover a range of training needs including; effective customer service, telephone skills, applying strategic thinking, and developing creativity. Trainers will find this an invaluable resource, with fresh approaches which engage and inspire learners.
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Using Experiential Learning in the Classroom

Scholars, particularly in the fields of outdoor education, service learning, and
adult education, have written extensively about experiential learning theories and
their applications to these learning environments. In the field of outdoor
education, ...

Author: Scott D. Wurdinger

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781461655398

Category: Education

Page: 112

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This book explains what experiential learning is, why it works, and how it can be used in both high school and post secondary settings. Tools for assessing experiential learning are also provided.
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Outdoor Leadership

New to the Text This latest edition of Outdoor Leadership offers new features, material, and resources, including: • The expertise and perspectives of new author Marni Goldenberg • A new chapter on program assessment • A new chapter ...

Author: Bruce Martin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492585794

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Outdoor Leadership, Second Edition, is the definitive text for developing student leadership in outdoor and adventure settings throughout the world. Crafted by an author team internationally recognized for their research, teaching, and experience in outdoor and adventure leadership, this new edition provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to develop as competent professionals in the field. Grounded in Eight Core Competencies Through Outdoor Leadership, Second Edition, students are introduced to eight core competencies that the authors consider essential to outdoor leadership: 1. Foundational knowledge 2. Self-awareness and professional conduct 3. Decision making and judgment 4. Teaching and facilitation 5. Environmental stewardship 6. Program management 7. Safety and risk management 8. Technical ability This unique approach to outdoor and adventure leadership will help students meet current professional standards in the field as they prepare for careers in education and recreation. The students move step by step through the materials and assignments, gaining and demonstrating leadership competencies, which they will document through a portfolio of their course experiences. The development of these portfolios is a highly practical and valuable takeaway for students looking to get a leg up as they ready themselves for their careers. New to the Text This latest edition of Outdoor Leadership offers new features, material, and resources, including: • The expertise and perspectives of new author Marni Goldenberg • A new chapter on program assessment • A new chapter on developing cultural and social justice competencies as an outdoor leader • A redistribution of the content on values and ethics (formerly a single chapter) across multiple chapters • An increased emphasis on international perspectives • A stronger focus on outdoor leadership in the area of ecotourism • Revisions to address critical issues in the evolving field of outdoor and adventure leadership • New ancillaries, including an instructor guide (which includes learning and portfolio activities for each chapter, as well as other new learning experiences), a test package, and a presentation package Emphasizing Both Theory and Practice While primarily directed at novice outdoor leaders, , is useful for more experienced outdoor leaders as well, including administrative and supervisory personnel in outdoor leadership organizations. The authors have created a balance between theory and practice as they explore the eight core competencies by doing the following: • Introducing students to a wide variety of theories and concepts integral to outdoor leadership • Using chapter-opening vignettes to illustrate the theories and concepts addressed in the chapter • Acquainting readers with numerous organizations and agencies in which outdoor leaders work • Offering a series of learning activities and professional development exercises to transform the theoretical into the practical Preparing Students for Successful Careers The result is a highly useful resource that grounds students in the theories, concepts, and competencies that they need in order to be successful leaders in outdoor and adventure settings. This competency-based approach will help aspiring outdoor leaders plan safe, enjoyable, and ecologically responsible expeditions; acquire and showcase their leadership abilities, culminating in a professional portfolio; and develop the knowledge and expertise they need to be effective leaders.
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Experiencing the Outdoors

In our discussions we have sought to think about how experiential education is
conceptualised and how this might ... The chapter provides a brief overview of
experiential learning in outdoor education,i an outline of significant critiques of
both ...

Author: Margaret Robertson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462099449

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The space is outdoors. The experience is personal and the journey can be solitary or take place in groups. Informal or formal the places visited are sites of learning. Locked in memory our experiences in the outdoors are a constant source of wonderment and food to replenish our sense of wellbeing. Our experiences in the outdoors can endure in the abstract as ideas for developing a sense of a well lived life. They can also draw us back to places and reenergise the body. Physical and emotional wellbeing collides in the unexpected events that flourish in the outdoors. Our readiness for enjoyment and personal development are subjective states which this book challenges. Traversing the landscape of the outdoors the collection of chapters contained range from the theoretical to the practical including strategies for teaching and learning that are transdisciplinary. With ideas for practitioners as well as thoughtful reading for readers of diverse ages and interests this book includes contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Canada.
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Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education

Hanna, G. (1992), 'Jumping Deadfall: Overcomingbarriers to implementing
outdoor and environmental education', Paper presented at the International
Conference for the Association of Experiential Education, 8–11 October, Alberta
Canada.

Author: Margaret Sangster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472578396

Category: Education

Page: 208

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What are the beliefs that influence your professional practice? Have you ever thought about why you make the decisions you make as a teacher? What influences your teaching style? Beyond the technical skills and knowledge aspects of education, teachers and student teachers face questions which challenge their beliefs and approaches to their teaching and learning. This book contains a series of short articles which not only offer guidance on key topics but encourage the reader to engage in reflecting on their own practice. Questions explored include: - Is learning through practical work worth the effort? - What can we learn from comparisons with education in other countries? - Is there a smarter way to use digital imagery in your teaching? - What's the point of theory? Isn't teaching just a craft?
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