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Irwin, Lori A.; Otteman, Timothy W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
Recreation researchers and theorists have long discussed the benefits of "place-based" learning in the context of natural settings in regards to adventure, environmental, and sustainable outdoor recreation education, but how do educators create the opportunity for learning in other nontraditional disciplines? Recreation and event…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Recreation, Leisure Time
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Harris, Brandon S.; Jordan, Katherine A.; Powell, Gwynn M.; Tucker, Teresa W.; McGuire, Francis A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
In the recreation and leisure field, educators often strive to attain a level of experiential learning in the classroom. As we prepare students for the future, it is unlikely that they will be placed in a quiet room and asked to take an objective test. It is more likely that they will be asked to defend their ideas, collaborate in decision making,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Experiential Learning, Test Format, Student Centered Learning
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Marder, Nicole R.; Velarde, Cassandra; Huycke, Suzanne; Schleien, Stuart J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
It is believed that by providing university students with knowledge about people who are marginalized in society, in combination with opportunities to interact positively with them, feelings of unease and stereotypical thinking are diminished. Experiential opportunities can also support students' academic and professional development as advocates…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Peer Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Intellectual Disability
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Rudolph, Heather A.; Brackebusch, Velina B.; Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
This article describes the experiences of two doctoral students immersed in the process of learning ethnographic research. Through the use of a composite narrative of our experiences observing the culture at a division one university baseball complex, we contribute to the literature by sharing our perspectives as ethnographers-in-progress. We…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Field Studies, Experiential Learning, Graduate Study
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Gallant, Karen; Fenton, Lara; Hamilton-Hinch, Barbara; Hutchinson, Susan; Rehman, Laurene; Singleton, Jerome – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
This research project explored students' and community practitioners' experiences of community-based experiential education and, in particular, the characteristics of such experiences that are key to creating meaningful learning opportunities. Through focus groups with current undergraduate students in recreation programs at Dalhousie University,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Recreation, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Kemeny, Elizabeth; Mabry, J. Beth – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This study addresses the transfer of training to quality care practices among leisure services professionals who serve older adults by applying the Social Structure and Personality approach, a social psychology framework that accounts for layers of influence in that process. Multiple demographic and policy changes contribute to a need for a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Professional Development
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Fuchs, Steven J.; Cannella, Lee grace; Pisano, Susan – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
In fall 2010, St. Joseph's College initiated a partnership between the college, Northport VA Medical Center, and Long Island State Veterans Home that provides a therapeutic platform for the integration of the three communities through sustainable and mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular service and experiential learning programs. In…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Experiential Learning, Therapeutic Recreation, College Students
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Pavelka, Joe – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
An important subject in teaching tourism is how destinations change but because of the temporal component of change, that is not always easy to do in the classroom. "Plog in Public" is a teaching activity that takes the student out of the classroom to observe and explore the ways tourists drive destination change. The activity is based…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Tourism, Travel
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Powell, Gwynn M.; Johnson, Corey W.; James, Joy; Dunlap, Rudy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
This article introduces the reader to the Unified Core Curriculum model developed and implemented at the University of Georgia (UGA). Four courses are taught as one course to the juniors coming into the Recreation and Leisure Studies major. An overview of the blended course and sample assignments are provided, as well as a discussion of challenges…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Recreation
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Johnson, Corey W.; Pate, Joseph A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
Integrated Event Design (IED) capitalizes on three distinct courses to achieve a blended course delivery: Event Management, Research and Evaluation (for undergraduate students), and Experiential Education (for graduate students). Through the use of an event management company metaphor that fully integrates the diverse curricular concepts, course…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Paisley, Karen; Spencer, Callie; Wells, Mary Sarah; Schwab, Keri – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
This paper describes the Integrated Core (IC), the University of Utah's version of integrated curricula. We begin with a rationale for the IC, providing a background on the unique student demographics, and University-wide requirements that propelled our design. Our IC focuses specifically on active living, sustainability, and social justice as…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Case Studies, Commuter Colleges, Social Justice
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Pate, Joseph A.; Tobias, Toby; Johnson, Corey W.; Powell, Gwynn – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
The Critical Issues Investigation combines experiential education philosophy with service-learning methods to situate a section of a course in both personal and professional development utilizing active and engaged citizenship for college age students. Through the use of the National Issues Forum materials, critical issues facing a variety of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Community Needs, Investigations, Service Learning
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Pennisi, Lisa – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
The various ways natural resource agencies and programs are structured and how that impacts leadership style and products is an important concept for students to understand. Leadership style and organizational structure determine visions, missions, goals and objectives that set the tone for organizations. This exercise demonstrates organizational…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Position Papers, Natural Resources, Professional Development
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