ERIC Number: ED197887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Wasson Experiential Education Seminar, January-June 1974.
Hart, Bill; Morris, John E.
The Wasson Experiential Education Seminar, which was a direct outgrowth of the Colorado Outward Bound program to train and stimulate experiential education programs at the high school level, is described and evaluated in this report. A brief history of the development of the seminar and its program and learner goals are presented, along with itineraries and evaluations for each of the eight "blocks" of the year-long course. Blocks, which provided 60 students with high school credits in English, Social Science, Science, Math, and Physical Education, are described as: orientation, field science, politics and government, creative expressions, Indians of the Southwest, Aquatics, Yampa River, and life zones of the Central Rockies. A general statement of seminar philosophy and goals is given, along with a generally positive evaluation of the effectiveness in achieving the stated goals. Student, parent, and teacher evaluations are included, with each group contributing comments and recommendations for improvement of future programs. General conclusions from the entire seminar are reported, with comments on curriculum, financing, logistics, master plan, and district goals, and recommendations are listed for instructor, building, and district levels. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Springs Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado; Outward Bound