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ERIC Number: ED071805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 32
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Outdoor Education. The Classroom Teacher Series in Health Education, Physical Education, and Recreation, No. 3. Revised Edition, 1970.
Smith, Julian W.
The primary purpose of this pamphlet is to promote a better understanding of outdoor education and its value in schools. Five reasons are given for the inclusion of outdoor education in the elementary school program: (1) learning takes place most effectively through direct experience--beginning with concrete activities and letting useful abstractions follow; (2) outdoor education provides a setting that makes teaching more creative; (3) some objectives of the curriculum can be achieved more effectively outside the classroom in an outdoor situation; (4) the out-of-doors is a community resource for education and should be used to the best advantage in the school program; and (5) modern conditions of living have increased the need for outdoor education. Topics of discussion include taking the classroom out-of-doors; outdoor education as laboratories for schools; resident outdoor schools, with a sample elementary outdoor school program; and resources for outdoor education, including selected references and films. (HBC)
American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.