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ERIC Number: EJ969350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Outdoor Experiential Education: Learning through the Body
Howden, Eric
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n134 p43-51 Sum 2012
Most people can recall a time when they learned a skill or came to understand an idea while participating in an experience: learning in such a way that the action being taken and the resulting learning outcomes were synonymous. Time spent in hands-on efforts tend to engage learners physically and emotionally in both the process of learning and the outcomes of the experience. This type of embodied learning is memorable exactly because it looks and feels different from what has come to be commonplace in education, learning through lecture or other passive means. This article explores experiential education as the use of direct experience for enhancing social, emotional, and intellectual growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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