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Young, Sarah J.; Lee, Dohyun; Ramos, William – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to validate a problem-based learning (PBL) approach in teaching legal aspects of recreational sport to college students, and to examine students' abilities to acquire well-structured knowledge and knowledge use flexibility as learning outcomes of the PBL process. Student satisfaction in learning about the law related…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, College Instruction, Law Related Education, Recreation
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VanSickle, Jennifer; Schaumleffel, Nathan A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
The goal of many universities is to prepare students for professional careers, especially in the applied field of recreation, leisure, and sport (Smith, O'Dell, & Schaumleffel, 2002). While some universities continue to use traditional knowledge-transfer methods to accomplish this goal, others have developed service engagement projects that…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Service Learning, Recreation, Leisure Education
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Schwab, Keri A.; Legg, Eric; Tanner, Preston; Timmerman, Danielle; Dustin, Daniel; Arthur-Banning, Skye G. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Sport management alumni (N = 268) from five universities that offer undergraduate programs with an emphasis in sport management within departments of parks, recreation, and tourism were sampled via an electronic survey. The survey sought to learn where alumni were working, and how they felt about their career choice and undergraduate professional…
Descriptors: Alumni, Undergraduate Students, Online Surveys, Career Choice
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Braunstein-Minkove, Jessica R.; DeLuca, Jaime R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Academic programs must constantly evolve in order to ensure that students are best prepared for success in internships and subsequent post-collegiate endeavors within the dynamic, rapidly changing sport industry. Based upon qualitative research, this work assesses and recommends areas of development in sport management curricula using internal and…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Educational Needs, School Business Relationship, Education Work Relationship
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Schlag, Paul A.; Yoder, Daniel G.; Sheng, Zhaohui – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Beyond the standard definitions found in the dictionary, words commonly used in the recreation field have subtle, yet powerful connotations of which senders and receivers of information may not be consciously aware. These words elicit different conscious and subconscious reactions that likely bear significant consequences for recreation agencies…
Descriptors: Semantic Differential, Recreation, Leisure Time, Leisure Education
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Pierce, David; Wanless, Elizabeth; Johnson, James – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This paper assessed the outcomes of a field experience assignment (FEA) in an introductory sport management course designed as a realistic major preview. Student learning outcomes assessed were commitment to the major, intent to pursue the major, expectation of a career in sports, and perceived preparation for a career in sports. A…
Descriptors: Athletics, Business Administration Education, Introductory Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Dustin, Dan; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
We apply lessons from "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's (2003) best-selling account of the Oakland Athletics's use of "sabermetrics" to find undervalued baseball players to help build a cost-effective team to the context of recreation, park, and leisure studies. Specifically, we coin and apply the term…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Cost Effectiveness, Recreation, Parks
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Easter, Beth A.; Evans, Beverly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
Group projects have long been an important element of higher education classes. Class projects involve additional cooperation and coordination among students. Student perceptions are an important factor in evaluating the effectiveness of projects. This exploratory study used a 39-item questionnaire to examine undergraduate student perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Questionnaires
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Schwab, Keri A.; Dustin, Daniel; Legg, Eric; Timmerman, Danielle; Wells, Mary Sara; Arthur-Banning, Skye G. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to better understand sport management students within departments of parks, recreation, and tourism, and to address the often uneasy fit faculty experience when trying to educate sport and recreation students in the same classes. Researchers sent a 16-item online questionnaire to 1,337 undergraduate sport management…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Lundberg, Neil R.; Zabriskie, Ramon B.; Smith, Kevin M.; Barney, Keith W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a campus-wide intramural wheelchair sports program on attitudes toward people with disabilities. The sample consisted of 126 participants at a large, western university. A quasi-experimental pre-post design was used. Results indicated that there was a significant decrease in discomfort in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, College Students, Athletics
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Dustin, Daniel L.; Schwab, Keri A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2008
This paper challenges the conventional wisdom of departments of parks and recreation taking sport management under their "wing." Based on a review of the sport management literature and a polling of sport management and park and recreation educators, we argue that departments of parks and recreation are but temporary refuges for migratory sport…
Descriptors: Athletics, College Faculty, Recreation, Intellectual Disciplines