ERIC Number: ED129523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Manual of Outdoor Education.
Miller, Rex A.
Within the realm of outdoor education, there are as many definitions of what it is or what it isn't as there are books. One definition is that outdoor education is teaching outside the classroom. It combines with and blends as part of the total curriculum. This handbook is designed as a manual to help train and support staff related to outdoor education programs. Although it is specifically oriented toward resident outdoor education programs, most of the material has been generalized and can easily be used by a school or resident center in developing an approach to outdoor education. The handbook includes: (1) discussions of sensory awareness, discovery learning, group dynamics and leadership, and the three-legged stool of group function styles of leadership; (2) lesson units for teaching creative arts, language arts, natural science, math, physical education and recreation, and social science; and (3) samples of forms, lists, and evaluations, i.e., letter to parents, equipment list, health form, permission slip form, a daily program schedule, camp rules and regulations, dining room procedure (family style feeding), school menu list, activity sign-up sheets, student instructors' responsibilities and camp contract, and parent on-site evaluation. A 20-item bibliography on theories and practices of outdoor education is included. (NQ)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Creative Art, Curriculum Guides, Definitions, Discovery Learning, Group Dynamics, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Resident Camp Programs, Sensory Experience, Social Sciences
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA, Westfield, NJ.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to extensive use of colored paper in original document