ERIC Number: ED249033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Confidence Course Instructor's Guide.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
The Confidence Course is a program of physical activities which seeks to improve individual self-image and to develop initiative and resourcefulness while promoting feelings of trust and good will within a group. General guidelines and procedures include safety considerations as well as common sense in activity selection and a perspective of success for all rather than competition among group members. Activities are carefully sequenced as to difficulty, and group discussion periods between activities allow participants to verbalize together what they have learned. Five major categories are 1) group activities requiring cooperation and teamwork but a small amount of trust, 2) group activities requiring high amounts of trust, communication, and teamwork, 3) activities involving two people and requiring communication and cooperation, 4) individual activities promoting self-confidence and/or trust in others, and 5) individual activities requiring a high degree of self-confidence and/or trust in others. Specific instructions for each activity include materials needed, objectives, instructions to participants, and safety procedures and teaching hints for the instructor. Sample activities are beams, cable cooperation, flea hop, trust fall, and welcome aboard. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.