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Raiola, Ed – Journal of Experiential Education, 2003
A communication and problem-solving model is presented for individuals who lead extended field-based courses. The model focuses on the positive aspects of a situation and on encouraging individuals to accept responsibility for their behavioral choices. The four steps in the model are establishing rapport, what needs to change, where are we going,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Conflict Resolution, Educational Strategies, Group Dynamics
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Wagstaff, Mark; Cashel, Christine – Journal of Experiential Education, 2001
Petzoldt's "grasshopper" method of teaching was a systematic adaptation of opportunity teaching or using the teachable moment. An excellent example of effective experiential education, it presented small, manageable bites of information which were immediately relevant. His emphasis on the importance of judgment and decision making and the first 24…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities
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Sugerman, Deborah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2001
A model of facilitating outdoor adventure groups that include people with and without disabilities is presented. Steps include developing a resource base, addressing personal attitudes and using appropriate language, obtaining information specific to client disabilities, designing individualized adaptations, implementing the program, and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adventure Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Wittmer, Carrie R. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2001
If female outdoor leaders assume a leadership style incongruent to their gender role, they may receive negative evaluations even though situations necessitate such behavior. Male and female outdoor leaders can break down gender-role expectations by identifying their own leadership styles and gender biases, creating awareness in colleagues of…
Descriptors: Expectation, Feedback, Females, Group Dynamics
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Miles, John C. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1982
Environmental education is the study of human interaction with the environment and is linked with experiential education. Lists goals of environmental education, why experiential methods should be used, how to introduce these methods and some existing programs using experiential methods. (LC)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Conservation Education, Educational Objectives, Environment
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Journal of Experiential Education, 1981
A new journal feature shares practical ideas in experiential education in less than 800 words. This issue presents an initiative problem, rules for rope push, exercise illustrating dependence on schedules, how to experience a handicap, maple sugaring project, assignment bridging the generation gap, simulating literary experiences, and local…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discovery Learning, Educational Games, Experiential Learning
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Finkel, Donald L.; Monk, G. Stephen – Journal of Experiential Education, 1979
The paper provides a framework for converting academic subject matter into structured activities for students that provide intellectual excitement. The article includes an example of a workshop and worksheet which yields six principles for designing such activities. (SB)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Experience
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Moriah, David Morrissey – Journal of Experiential Education, 1984
Gives practical ideas for successful first aid simulations with specific steps for planning, executing, and debriefing. Emphasizes safety measures, realism, and planning for a definite purpose, e.g., motivating students to learn first aid/emergency procedures. Suggestions for debriefing cover time to air feelings, construct a factual chronology,…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adventure Education, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs
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Pegg, Mike – Journal of Experiential Education, 1985
Believes that one of the most important gifts teachers can offer their students is encouragement. Outlines six steps to introduce more encouragement into education, six practical ideas for creating a positive classroom atmosphere, and four "tough love" guidelines for supporting/encouraging disturbed teenagers in the classroom. (NEC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Activities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Warren, Karen – Journal of Experiential Education, 1998
Classroom experiential-learning activities help college students understand the social-justice issues implicit in their service-learning projects and become culturally dexterous leaders. Classroom exercises described cover trust building, communication, consciousness of power and class issues, differentiating between social service and social…
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Critical Thinking
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Brookfield, Stephen – Journal of Experiential Education, 1996
A college teacher explains how weekly "critical incident questionnaires" illuminate what students think is significant in a class. Such questionnaires point out developing instructional problems, encourage students to be reflective learners, support diversity in teaching methods, build trust, and suggest possibilities for teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Critical Incidents Method
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Allen, Jo Anna – Journal of Experiential Education, 1991
A sixth-grade class built a yurt (a circular building with a conelike roof) for the playground of a special-education school. The goals of the project were to teach mathematics experientially and to facilitate growth through community service. Includes instructions and diagrams for building yurts. (KS)
Descriptors: Carpentry, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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