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Knee, Eric; Thomas Means, W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
A signature pedagogy for the recreation field is proposed through a review of the field's scholarship on teaching and learning. A signature pedagogy is identified as the, "defining characteristics that, when explicated, reveal the deepest beliefs and practices of professional apprenticeship." (Gurung, Chick, Haynie, 2009, p. xv). A…
Descriptors: Recreation, Educational Practices, Active Learning, Praxis
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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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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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Samdahl, Diane M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Noting that our field is minimally relevant to the multitude of ways the American public is engaged in leisure and recreation, Samdahl delves into our history in attempt to understand how this came about. She notes that the recreation movement as canonized in our textbooks ignores parallel efforts that led to community theaters, libraries, and…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Leisure Education, Recreation, Educational History
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Dustin, Daniel; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
In this paper, the academic afterlife of a purposive sample of 12 recreation, park, and leisure studies educators from a variety of universities throughout the United States and Canada is discussed. The paper begins with a brief review of the literature on successful aging. That literature's insights are then applied to the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Phenomenology, Teachers, College Faculty
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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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Taylor, Lorraine L.; Hartman, Cindy L.; Baldwin, Elizabeth D. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Student engagement may be enhanced by providing educationally purposeful activities outside of the classroom. This study considers the influence of a multi-day industry tour on student engagement for undergraduates majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Data were collected from students' reflections in journal entries focused on an…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students
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Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This four-day learning activity on the controversy of exclusion of gays and subsequently atheists in Boy Scouting is particularly relevant because it highlights the complexities that surround issues of equality, equity, the provision of leisure services, First Amendment rights, and the implications of court decisions on social justice. This lesson…
Descriptors: Debate, Inclusion, Simulation, Recreational Activities
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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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Scholl, Kathleen; Olsen, Heather M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
U.S. higher education institutions are being called to question their central nature, priorities, and functions, with prominent and unprecedented attention being given to accountability and the measurement of student learning outcomes. As higher education evolves in how it assesses student learning and leisure studies and recreation departments…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Evaluation Methods
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Cooke, Colleen A.; Kemeny, M. Elizabeth – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
A research study investigated student perspectives on service learning during the TRAIL to Wellness program, a four-week leisure education program for veterans being treated for substance abuse. The research explored the students perspectives on their own learning at the end of 15 weeks. Based upon the content analysis of open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Hurd, Amy R.; Elkins, Daniel J.; Beggs, Brent A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
To address the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions accreditation standard 7.01.01, the Entry Level Competency Assessment was developed to measure 46 competencies in four categories needed by entry level professionals. Students rated their competence prior to beginning their senior internship. The results…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreation, Leisure Education, Competency Based Education
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Olsen, Heather M.; Burk, Brooke – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
Leadership skill development has been identified as an important element of future leisure service professionals academic preparation. Thus, the purpose of this paper was to utilize in-depth course reflection and service-learning to assess whether undergraduate students enrolled in a leadership course were meeting the leadership objectives set…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Skill Development, Leisure Education
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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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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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