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ERIC Number: EJ900560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Learning-Centered Planning Strategies in "Outdoor Education Programs": Enhancing Participation and Self-Directed Learning
Hubball, Harry; West, Darren
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n1 p25-27 Sep-Oct 2009
Outdoor education (OE) takes place within a range of program settings and contexts (e.g., recreational, educational, developmental, or therapeutic). Experiential learning is central to OE and focuses these programs around elements of inquiry, active learning and reflection in the outdoor classroom. The personal, social and environmental benefits of OE have been well documented, however very little attention has been afforded to effective program planning strategies in order to achieve desired OE outcomes. This article describes useful learning-centered program planning strategies in OE. These strategies are transferable to a wide range of alternative physical education and sport coaching programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A