Adventure Education: An Introduction by Chris Hodgson

By Chris Hodgson

Adventure schooling is a sort of experiential studying regularly linked to actions related to possibility, from cooperative video games comparable to raft construction to excessive event actions similar to rock climbing. Adventure schooling: An Introduction provides a complete advent to the making plans, supply and assessment of event schooling, with a robust emphasis on expert perform and supply.

Written by means of a crew of best event Educators who can draw upon an in depth adventure base, the e-book explores an important ideas for educating, studying and implementation in experience schooling. The booklet is absolutely illustrated all through with real-world case experiences and examine surveying the major modern concerns dealing with event schooling Practitioners. This comprises necessities for the journey educator equivalent to chance administration and tailoring actions to satisfy particular studying wishes, in addition to supplying an perception into modern makes use of for experience programmes. With outside and event actions being extra renowned than ever sooner than, this e-book is key examining for any pupil, instructor or practitioner seeking to comprehend experience schooling and advance their specialist skills.

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40 Matt Berry ■ ■ To identify the points of sailing on a diagram. To estimate the time for high tide. In these examples, the key words are italicised. They pinpoint the necessary composite knowledge and understanding and offer more specific guidance when compared to broader aims, such as ‘read a map’ or ‘develop navigation skills’. Typical psychomotor outcomes include: ■ ■ ■ ■ To belay correctly, keeping one hand in contact with the dead rope at all times and locking off during transition of hands.

Fortunately, though, there is no shortage of theoretical material on this subject. Walsh and Golins (1976) suggest that the contrast provided by an unfamiliar environment can enable participants to gain fresh perspectives on their familiar, home environments. An unfamiliar environment may also create a sense of neutrality as none of the participants is on ‘home turf’, so all may be more prepared to experiment. It is thought that the physical environment assists in the creation of a ‘constructive state of anxiety, a sense of the unknown and a perception of risk’ (Nadler, 1993: 61).

Kimball, R. O. and Bacon, S. B. (1993) The Wilderness Challenge Model, in Gass, M. A. ) Adventure Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Adventure Programming, IA: Kendall Hunt. 44 Matt Berry Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. McKenzie, M. (2000) How Are Adventure Education Outcomes Achieved? A Review of Literature, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 7 (1): 19–28. Mosston, M. and Ashworth, S. (1986) Teaching Physical Education, Columbus, OH: Merrell.

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