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Gass, Michael A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1985
Examines theories of specific, nonspecific, and metaphoric transfer of learning and outlines 10 factors and techniques to assist adventure educators in linking challenging experiences to students' future learning. (LFL)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories
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Johnson, Philip E. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1985
Discusses experiential learning approaches used with incarcerated students, designed to help them evaluate their experiences and change their behaviors as a result. Defines process-oriented education and facilitative teaching and describes eight strategies for promoting interpersonal communication, group problem solving, and self-awareness. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communication Skills, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation
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Purdy, David M. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1985
Explains an experiential approach used to teach a course in state and local government at Unity College in Maine. Outlines course requirements and activities, which include field trips to the state capitol, research on current issues, and interviews with state and local officials. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Current Events, Curriculum Enrichment
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Ross, Janet; And Others – Journal of Experiential Education, 1986
Three entries address various outdoor education issues. The first outlines eight steps for promoting professional work. The second suggests ways to adapt 16 games, group initiatives, and ropes course elements to teach environmental concepts. The third explains the use of belay anchors, or cork-screw anchors designed to tether large dogs. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Adventure Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Simpson, Steven – Journal of Experiential Education, 1985
Outlines reasons why short-term wilderness trips may not create a positive environmental ethic in the value systems of trip participants. Suggests that wilderness experiences have little relevance in daily life of most participants. Encourages outdoor educators to introduce students to natural environments where they live whether rural, suburban,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Ecology, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Ewert, Alan – Journal of Experiential Education, 1989
Outlines components of fear in outdoor adventure activities. Reports ratings by 311 Outward Bound students of 23 common fears in the outdoors. Discusses techniques of fear reduction therapy: systematic desensitization, flooding, modeling of coping methods by instructors, and rehearsal of adaptive behaviors. Contains 16 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems, Experiential Learning