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ERIC Number: ED479324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Paul Petzoldt Trivia Quiz: His Philosophy and Teaching Methods.
Wagstaff, Mark
Paul Petzoldt, co-founder of the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), helped mold the profession of outdoor leadership as we know it today. After his death in 1999, numerous field journals, old speeches, and personal correspondence were salvaged in order to refresh, clarify, and preserve Petzoldt's philosophy and teaching methods. The information was presented in the form of a trivia quiz at the 2003 National WEA Conference. The quiz is presented here in its entirety. The 31 questions present key phrases and concepts that Petzoldt used when he trained outdoor leaders. For ease of interpretation, questions/concepts were placed under the topics of backcountry travel, decision making and judgment, environmental ethics, expedition behavior, general outdoor philosophy, safety, teaching methods, leadership, and certification. Readers of this quiz should keep in mind that the phrases and concepts were transformed into entertaining lessons through Petzoldt's charismatic ability to tell stories and engage learners. Anyone in the business of training outdoor leaders is encouraged to draw from the Petzoldt trivia quiz to teach these essential concepts. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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