ERIC Number: ED399109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Experience-Based Training and Development: Directory of Programs. Third Edition.
Agran, David, Ed.; And Others
This directory provides information on experience-based training and development (EBTD) programs. Frequently offered by corporations to individual employees and work teams, EBTD is an approach to training and development that uses adventure education experiences to bring about positive changes in individuals, groups, and organizations. EBTD programming places importance on the setting or natural environment, the use of experiential learning methodology, effective instruction, and the debriefing of the experience through feedback and reflection. The directory describes activity categories of EBTD programs including client visitations, classroom sessions, socialization games, group initiative tasks, ropes and challenge courses, outdoor pursuits, and other adventures; presents tips for assessing and selecting EBTD providers; and lists 194 reference materials related to EBTD programming. The remainder of the directory provides information on 96 EBTD programs in the United States, Canada, Austria, and England, including name and address, a program overview, contact person, affiliation with the Association for Experiential Education, year the program was established, percentage of program time devoted to EBTD, training and specialty background of program facilitators, activities or methods most commonly used, and a statement of ethical practices. Also includes a program listing by state. (LP)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Corporate Education, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Individual Development, Outdoor Activities, Program Descriptions, Programs, Resource Materials, Training
Association for Experiential Education, 2885 Aurora Ave., #28, Boulder, CO 80303-2252 (members, $12.50; nonmembers, $15; plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO.