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ERIC Number: EJ1016920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Adventure Learning and Learner-Engagement: Frameworks for Designers and Educators
Henrickson, Jeni; Doering, Aaron
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v24 4 p397-424 Oct 2013
There is a recognized need for theoretical frameworks that can guide designers and educators in the development of engagement-rich learning experiences that incorporate emerging technologies in pedagogically sound ways. This study investigated one such promising framework, adventure learning (AL). Data were gathered via surveys, interviews, direct observation, and focus groups as 123 elementary students and 3 teachers employed an AL environment. Findings indicate that varied pedagogical strategies and technologies embedded in the AL framework kept students engaged and willing to share their newly acquired knowledge, while synched learning opportunities focused student learning on targeted objectives. The AL environment also generated formative assessment possibilities, and offered a means to incorporate mobile and other emerging technologies into future learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 4; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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