ERIC Number: ED071805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Creative Teaching, Educational Needs, Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Living Standards, Outdoor Education, Pamphlets, Resident Camp Programs, Resource Materials
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.