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James, Thomas – Journal of Experiential Education, 1980
Emphasizes the responsibility of eliminating unacceptable levels of safety risks in outdoor education programs, without destroying opportunities for challenging experiences that allow the spontaneity and freedom of movement necessary for the development of self-reliance and self-growth for students. (JD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adventure Education, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning
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Beidler, Peter G. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1980
Describes a successful experimental humanities course during which students and professor investigate "self-reliance in a technological society" through combining theoretical and philosophical academic study with the practical application of purchasing and remodeling an old house. (JD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Experiential Learning, Experimental Teaching, Higher Education
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James, Thomas – Journal of Experiential Education, 1980
Leif Smith discusses the computerized information clearinghouse which he instigated as an open network in which anyone who wishes to explore any field of interest, research topic, problem solution or questions may be put in contact with other people and organizations that can provide relevant information. (JD)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Information Networks, Information Services, Problem Solving
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Coleman, James S. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1979
Asserting that the wealth of information with which we are bombarded creates an extreme imbalance between information and experience, this article outlines three important functions of experiential learning--acquisition of basic skills through demanding experiences; self-knowledge through intense experiences; and knowledge of others through direct…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society)
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Schultz, Carole Rose, Ed. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1979
Asserting that educators and educational institutions should view equal rights as a human, rather than sex specific issue, this panel discussion explores the ramifications for society when equal rights are not afforded males, females, homosexuals, or minorities. A case is made for using experiential education to equalize sex roles. (JC)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies
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Poppenhagen, Brent W. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1979
Examining the legal and quasi-legal constraints which nontraditional programs, particularly experiential programs, must face if they wish to attain or maintain visibility, this article points to the need for recognition and monitoring of relationships among various legitimizing agencies and suggests the implications of these relationships for…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Agency Cooperation, Experiential Learning, Federal Government
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Hedin, Diane; Conrad, Dan – Journal of Experiential Education, 1979
Initial results of the national Evaluation of Experiential Learning Project are extremely positive, showing high correlation among teachers' and students' positive perceptions of 20 outcome items. The overall research design will include project designed instruments, systematic observations, self reports, unobtrusive measures, theory, other…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning, Program Evaluation, Research Design
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Meyer, Dan – Journal of Experiential Education, 1978
The article defines and explores the problems concerning use of public lands by organized groups and makes recommendations for increasing the likelihood of continued use in the future. (NQ)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Educational Environment, Experiential Learning
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Crew, Adolf; And Others – Journal of Experiential Education, 1978
An innovative graduate course in education devoted to the development of techniques utilizing direct experience in the history curriculum, the 6-weekend course took a level of local cultural history each weekend, showed how that culture related to and changed the land, and whenever possible, communicated that with experiential learning. (NQ)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Cultural Context, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning
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Wigginton, Eliot – Journal of Experiential Education, 1978
Describing some of the current Foxfire activities, this article presents the rationale behind Foxfire's expansion--"Before you start to do anything related to your work with this organization, ask yourself first why a student is not doing it instead. If you don't have a good reason, then go find a student, preferably one who has never done it…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Drengson, Alan R. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1982
A mature understanding of the natural world requires experiential learning. Significant experience provides a constant source of values and understanding. Experiential learning is a holistic process, where conceptual, linguistic and perceptual elements are blended with direct impressions of the environment. Experiential knowing is not fixed but is…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Concept Formation
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Elkin, Bruce – Journal of Experiential Education, 1982
Urges an adventure filled, experientially based systems approach to environmental education. Says cannot afford linear, piecemeal approaches to either the processes of life or the processes of living, that the challenge is to see the whole system and to learn to act in ways that maintain that wholeness. (Author)
Descriptors: Activism, Adventure Education, Behavior Change, Competence
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Reynolds, Sherrod – Journal of Experiential Education, 1982
Describes materials, objectives and procedures for building a multi-cultural community, playing a game designed to demonstrate how our societal structure works in practice, mapping the history of a community, holding a town meeting, creating a myth, and making musical instruments. (LC)
Descriptors: City Government, Community Change, Creative Expression, Cultural Pluralism
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