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ERIC Number: ED214739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Education: A Unique Experience for Student Teachers at U.N.B.'s Faculty of Education.
Bell, John; Caterini, Charles
In 1974 the course "Outdoor Education" began at the University of New Brunswick for student teachers in training. Since its inception 125 students have laboured, learned and enjoyed the course whose 3 primary goals are to help student teachers (1) choose aspects of the environment to enlarge the scope of a subject, (2) focus attention on the need for preparation of trips, and (3) focus attention on the physical characteristics of a group and the safety aspects involved. The program is carried out in four weekend trips (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) to St. Andrews in southwestern New Brunswick where studies on tidal salt water and settlement can be conducted, Baxter State Park in Maine provides study of Alpine geography and a look at vertical climate change brought about by altitude, Mactaquac Provincial Park is ideal to learn canoe skills and tenting expertise, and Kingston on Kennebecasis Peninsula allows study of winter woods. A limited enrollment of 20-25 students is imposed along with certain student requirements, such as capability of swimming 300 yards in clothing and walking 15 miles a day. Grades are awarded on all studies conducted during the trips, as well as participation and physical skills acquired during the course. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; University of New Brunswick