ERIC Number: ED194261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Outdoor Education.
Leeds and Grenville County Board of Education, Brockville (Ontario).
The outdoor education program detailed in this document is envisaged as permeating the total elementary/secondary curriculum to study natural topics in natural settings and to promote respect for and appreciation of the natural environment, perception of total environment as a learning area, perception of the interrelationship of all living things, awareness of the wise use of the environment for recreation, awareness of the need for conservation in all aspects of the out-of-doors, and development of the child's ability to enjoy himself thoroughly and to function efficiently in a democratic society. To achieve the above goals, stress is placed on the development of skills rather than on content-oriented curriculum and both school and community environment are included in the activities. Suggested divisions of outdoor subject matter and some alternatives for beginning studies in each area are outlined. The material is suggested for use as a starting point only, for the teacher's professional knowledge and experience with students, along with imagination, will make possible the integration of other activities into the outdoor program. Activities are repeated at several levels so that the maturing student may investigate the area in greater depth in keeping with increasing levels of competence. Specific topics addressed include school, transportation, hills, old cemeteries, wooded areas, pond and stream, grassy areas, marshy areas, rocks and minerals, atmosphere, community helpers, map and compass, farm study, urban study, and "outers". (Author/AN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leeds and Grenville County Board of Education, Brockville (Ontario).
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