ERIC Number: ED178234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Leading to Share--Sharing to Lead.
Rogers, Robert J.
An outline for training leaders of outdoor adventure activities containing both the method by which leaders should be trained and the material which should be presented during the training is presented. Because the outline concerns itself with the skill of leadership, it is applicable to a wide variety of outdoor educators including those involved in backpacking, canoeing, camping, sailing, rock climbing, schools, or camps. Using the four essential components of outdoor adventure experiences agreed upon by the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (environmental behavior, personal growth, technical skills, and safety) as the end product of adventure activities, a scheme for developing people capable of realizing these objectives is developed. A central theme of the scheme is developing objective judgement as a key to leadership. The facts required of a leader are presented under six broad areas: environmental, physiological, psychological, safety, sociological, and technical. In each area specific modules of information are outlined, i.e., man's micro and macro climates, hypothermia/hyperthermia, human behavior and personal interaction, weather, group security, navigation, and legal liabilities. The stages of the required process for leadership development (chronologic maturity, participant experience, technical motor skills, and apprentice leader experience) are discussed. (Author/NEC)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Environmental Influences, Experience, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Leaders Guides, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Objectives, Outdoor Education, Physiology, Psychology, Responsibility, Safety, Skill Development, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Training, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to author's preference