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ERIC Number: EJ899646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Kuntz, Haley
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n4 p23-24 Sum 2007
A canoe trip guide for young people gets used to the never-ending flow of questions. Kids are constantly inquiring about how many kilometres have been traveled that day, how many kilometres to go that day, what is for dinner, and when the next set of moving water is coming up. With kids, the questions are endless. Questions often are used as a teaching opportunity, or as an introduction to a conversation or debate. Sometimes questions from kids are conveniently discarded by tossing a question back at them, or answering their many questions with the same random number. Time to think is one of the luxuries of a canoe trip, which allows for time to daydream, time to question. In this article, the author discusses why asking questions is what outdoor education and canoe tripping are about and shares how outdoor education and experiential learning allows for, and actually encourages, different avenues of thought and methods of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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