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ERIC Number: EJ834623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Outdoor Adventure Risk Management: Curriculum Design Principles from Industry and Educational Experts
Harper, Nevin; Robinson, David W.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v5 n2 p145-158 2005
Leaders working in the outdoor adventure field are faced with making critical decisions that keep students, clients, or customers safe from the perils of risk-related activities while enabling them to benefit from these experiences. The knowledge and competency necessary to analyze and manage risk is integral to those providing outdoor adventure programs. A review of related literature suggested the need for further research and the potential standardization of training for outdoor adventure leaders. In order to address the issue of outdoor adventure risk management curriculum design specifically, this inquiry has (a) incorporated expert outdoor adventure industry and educational risk management perspectives, (b) synthesized findings with related literature and researcher perspective, and (c) described five key principles for related curriculum design and delivery. This qualitative analysis involved interviewing industry-leading outdoor adventure program directors and postsecondary outdoor adventure faculty in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Although developed through a risk management lens, the principles may be generalized to other aspects of outdoor adventure curriculum design. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada