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Isaak, Jerry; Devine, Michael; Gervich, Curt; Gottschall, Richard – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest comprehensive public university system, recently proposed making experiential learning activities available to all students enrolled in an academic program. Each campus was tasked with examining the feasibility of including experiential learning activities as a degree…
Descriptors: State Universities, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Required Courses
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Munge, Brendon; Thomas, Glyn; Heck, Deborah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Many disciplines use outdoor fieldwork (OFW) as an experiential learning method in higher education. Although there has been an increase in research into the pedagogical approaches of OFW, the use of OFW is contested. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to synthesize the OFW literature across a range of disciplines to identify common…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Field Instruction
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Fede, Jacquelyn H.; Gorman, Kathleen S.; Cimini, Maria E. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Evidence suggests experiential learning promotes the development of a range of transferrable skills including communication, responsibility, and social skills. However, many students are unable to participate in internships or other common forms of experiential education because they need to work for pay. University employment has been…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Models, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Smith, Heidi A.; Segbers, Teresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Higher education outdoor studies programs retain a critical interest in student experiences as they seek to prepare citizens in a globalized, yet simultaneously neo-nationalist, world. Purpose: This research explored the impact of transculturality on the student experience of outdoor studies in the Transcultural European Outdoor…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Outdoor Education, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Ricke, Audrey – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Although past studies of service-learning focus on assessing student growth, few studies address how to support students in applying theory to their service-learning experiences. Yet, the task of applying theory is a central component of critical reflections within the social sciences in higher education and often causes anxiety among…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Jordan, Katherine A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Anderson, Denise M.; Pilcher, June J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Experiential education in higher education provides opportunities for college student development that contribute to student success. As such, a leisure education program is posited as a complement to experiential education programming. Purpose: This study explored the impact of a leisure education program (leisure skills) on…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Leisure Education, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Pipitone, Jennifer M. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Emergent bodies of literature have uncovered problematic trends in U.S. study abroad that reproduce hierarchies of power and colonialism, perpetuate views of an exotic cultural "other," and privilege tourism over education. Purpose: This work responded to these problems by exploring ways of teaching and learning in study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Social Change, Place Based Education
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Gress, Sara; Hall, Troy – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Outdoor experiential education (OEE) programs often cater to white, upper-class individuals. With major demographic shifts occurring in the United States, OEE organizations are confronting this imbalance. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is addressing this issue with its Gateway Scholarship Program. The purpose of this mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Leadership Training
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Russell, Keith; Gillis, Harold L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Adventure therapy (AT) is defined as "the prescriptive use of adventure experiences provided by mental health professionals, often conducted in natural settings, that kinesthetically engage clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels". Despite an increase in research and evaluation in recent years examining the relative…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Counseling Techniques, Psychometrics, Test Construction
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Hou, Su-I; Pereira, Vince – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
This study piloted a service-learning assessment suite to measure students' perceived self-efficacy on program development and implementation competencies (Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program Development and Implementation [SL-SEPDI]), Service-Learning Belief Inventory (SLBI), and an Overall Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Development, Program Implementation, Measures (Individuals)
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Fisher, Eden E.; Sharp, Ryan L.; Bradley, Michael J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Service learning is becoming a more utilized method of instruction in collegiate settings, and holds the potential to provide a deeper, more transferable meaning of course material for students. The purpose of this research was to examine if therapeutic recreation (TR) concentration students perceived service learning to be more personally and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, Therapeutic Recreation, Undergraduate Students
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Bailey, Andrew W.; Johann, Josh; Kang, Hyoung-Kil – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Outdoor adventure activities have been used to facilitate a variety of positive outcomes. However, the practical challenge of collecting data in the field and a heavy reliance on self-report data render it difficult to understand the process of the experience. This study examined the association between self-reported valence and arousal and…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Recreational Activities, Adventure Education, Correlation
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Whittington, Anja; Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Baughman, Sarah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcomes of all-female camp experiences on women's lives. Using a retrospective approach, this study collected qualitative data from 131 women to examine the benefits of all-female camp experiences, to analyze the skills they gained at camp, and to understand how they apply these skills to their…
Descriptors: Females, Qualitative Research, Gender Issues, Social Development
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Asfeldt, Morten; Beames, Simon – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) research has long aimed to explain and understand the inner workings of its programs. However, many questions remain, and the search for sharper methodological tools with which to deepen our understanding of OAE continues. This article is a collaborative autoethnographic investigation of the unpredictable and…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Program Evaluation, Story Telling, Criticism
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James, Joan K.; Williams, Theresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
In this research study, we hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education. The benefits of engaging youth in memorably relevant learning, immersing them in physically active, field-based education, and providing them with authentic,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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