ERIC Number: ED225697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Boater Performance Course Student Workbook.
Davis, Michael W.; Reichle, Marvin N.
A variety of learning activities are presented in this workbook, one of three related documents prepared to teach the skills essential for safe boating behavior in all recreational boating activities. Twenty workbook activities are correlated with material covered in class sessions and information contained in the resource manual developed for the program. The workbook is designed so that student responses may be recorded as a permanent record for future reference. Activities relate to natural laws affecting boating, boating rules and regulations, rules of the aquatic roadway, use of the compass, loading the boat, docking and anchoring, weather, and emergency decision making. Activities include clipping news items about boating accidents and analyzing the results and causes of the accidents, calculating the force of impact and damage factors for varying boat weights and speeds, diagramming boat maneuvers and night signals, simulating emergencies and recording reaction times, and completing float plans and accident reports. Only the final activity requires on-the-water performance; it provides a 25-step evaluation of boat operation including starting, maneuvering, anchoring, following emergency procedures, and docking. (JH)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Boat Operators, Decision Making Skills, Emergency Programs, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Meteorology, Navigation, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Safety Education, Simulation, Skill Development, Workbooks
Recreational Boating Institute, Inc., University of Tulsa, 600 S. College, Tulsa, OK. 74104 ($3.00 each or $25.00 per set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Recreational Boating Inst., Tulsa, OK.
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 652-653.