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ERIC Number: EJ1168165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5123
A Portrait of Social and Emotional Learning within Sequoia National Park
Stuhr, Paul T.; Lecomte, Hugo; Sutherland, Sue
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v9 n4 p403-424 2017
Outdoor adventure-based experiences allow students to engage in physical activities and process learning tasks within a novel, open environment that is unlike any classroom. Past outdoor adventure-based research has indicated two primary participant outcomes: intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills or IIRS (Moore & Russell, 2002). The body of literature involving the promising outcomes from outdoor adventure-based experiences designed for college students is growing (Bailey & Kang, 2015; Frauman & Waryold, 2009; Lien & Goldenberg, 2012; Rude, Bobilya, & Bell, 2017; Vlamis, Bell, & Gass, 2011; Wolfe & Kay, 2011). One noticeable gap in the adventure-based literature is research on participants' lived experience through a conceptual lens of social and emotional learning (SEL). The purpose of this study was to explore college students' perceptions of their SEL competencies based on a 3-day adventure-based experience to Sequoia National Park. The participants experienced and expressed in a short time frame in the adventure setting the SEL core competencies of "relationship skills" and "social awareness." The findings are encouraging, suggesting that the adventure-based experience to Sequoia National Park provided the participants an opportunity to develop SEL that involved the themes of "friendship" and "mindfulness."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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