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ERIC Number: EJ899652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Alternative Education, Not Alternative Location
Mills, Anna-Marie; O'Dwyer, Kevin
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n1 p12-14 Aut 2007
The Adventure Based Learning Experience (ABLE) program is designed for students who require a non-traditional approach to learning with varied program delivery options or need a flexible learning landscape. This unique experiential learning program provides students from Mississauga and Brampton the opportunity to "learn from doing" in an outdoor education environment while earning high school credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. As an experiential learning program, ABLE uses various vehicles of delivery (low ropes, high ropes, wilderness experiences, initiative tasks, breakfast club, food bank and soup kitchen experiences) to present students with deliberately designed learning experiences and challenges. The program also makes use of experiences that focus on leadership, communication, team building and co-operative learning.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada