ERIC Number: ED134384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Incorporating Orienteering in School Programs.
Orienteering has been described as being "either a serious sport, or a relaxing recreation". Orienteering can be a family affair or an individual fight against the clock. In its simplest form, orienteering can be described as a cross-country run, jog, or walk on a predetermined course, using a map and a compass to find several control points on the way. Orienteering realizes an ideal balance between the intellectual and the physical. It requires an integration of physical skills and conditioning with intellectual expertise. Since there are many ways to analyze and navigate land surfaces, orienteering incorporates a highly individualized combination of one's own abilities and judgment. This paper (1) defines "orienteering" for the educator; (2) acquaints the educator, whether school administrator or teacher, with basic orienteering skills; (3) presents a rationale for the inclusion of orienteering in those areas of the school curriculum wherein it can be utilized advantageously; and (4) acquaints the educator with the factors that must be considered in establishing an orienteering program. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Definitions, Distance, Educational Equipment, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Map Skills, Orienteering, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Program Costs, Program Guides, Running, Skill Development, Time
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-046, $3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.