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ERIC Number: EJ896941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Exploring Values and Personal and Social Development: Learning through Expeditions
Allison, Peter; Von Wald, Kris
Pastoral Care in Education, v28 n3 p219-233 Sep 2010
Travel and overseas experiences, particularly those involving some form of outdoor education, are regarded by many young people, parents, university admissions and employers as somehow beneficial to a young person's development. Often, expedition experiences are happening at crucial times in life (the teen years) when metaphysical (rather than empirical) questions dominate. This paper explores the explicit connections that can be made between the current curriculum in the United Kingdom and expeditions on the basis of contributions to personal and social development through values, choices and decisions. In order for such experiences to be of educational value we argue that creating space for students to make mistakes and to explore (in literal and metaphorical terms) is of crucial importance. The paper concludes that expeditions may provide a useful context for personal and social development and, in particular, exploration of values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom