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ERIC Number: ED342589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Bridging the Gap: Linking Adventure and Environmental Education.
Hanna, Glenda
This paper discusses ways to link components of the adventure education and environmental education systems in Alberta, Canada. The province of Alberta has developed an Environmental and Outdoor Education Course of Studies which reflects an integrated, experiential approach to connect the personal needs of adolescent youth to the society of which they are becoming a part. The course of studies includes three progressive levels; foundations, exploration, and empowerment. The foundations level includes elements in personal and group development and environmental knowledge and skills. At the exploration level students apply their learning to a variety of situations and investigations. At the empowerment level, students form commitments to personal, social, and environmental harmony. To help link teacher comfort and competence with the demands of the new Environmental and Outdoor Education course of studies, the University of Alberta developed the Environmental and Outdoor Education Leadership School. The school offers undergraduate and graduate courses in an experiential manner with outdoor explorations. Innovative approaches are necessary to link adventure and environmental education. The paper lists examples of teaching units emphasizing a theme, a metaphor, or a cognitive activity. The examples categorize activities into the foundation, exploration, and empowerment levels. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada