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Pitas, Nicholas; Hickerson, Benjamin; Murray, Alison; Newton, Jennifer – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This article applies the repositioning framework developed for recreation and leisure service providers (Crompton, 2000, 2009) to recreation and leisure studies as an academic field. To ensure the viability of recreation and leisure studies, internal stakeholders must raise the standing of the field among several key external stakeholder groups:…
Descriptors: Recreation, Leisure Time, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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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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Schwab, Keri; Hendricks, William W.; Dustin, Daniel L.; Murphy, James F. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess faculty perceptions of tenure in parks, recreation, and tourism. To answer our research questions, we designed a 26-item survey and posted it on The Academy of Leisure Sciences listserv (ALSnet). We received 149 usable responses to the survey and grouped the results into the categories of: earning tenure,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Parks, Recreation
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Lundberg, Neil R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This article provides a response to the article "Leisure Studies is for Experience, Not Industry," by Harmon (2018). In responding to Harmon's critique, I address two important issues; both could be expanded into full-length articles but are treated only briefly in this response. First, it is critical to clearly understand and…
Descriptors: Design, Leisure Time, Parks, Recreation
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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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Barnes, Martha – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
The recreation sector is continually challenged to make good decisions related to program delivery, facility development, and resource allocation. Planning is a tool that can set in motion better decision making. For many recreation professionals, some aspect of planning, whether that be developing, implementing, or evaluating a plan, fall within…
Descriptors: Student Role, Neighborhoods, Parks, Service Learning
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Ward, Peter; Hill, Brian – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
College students desire a practitioner-focused education. Case teaching and writing provide more meaningful connections with practitioners and the "real" world than traditional lecture classes. Case teaching is a teaching approach using authentic, challenging, organizational scenarios with unstructured problems requiring students to…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), College Instruction, Writing (Composition), Case Studies
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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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Talmage, Craig A.; Searle, Mark S.; Wilson, Kevin R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
The coming future for parks and recreation education must not succumb to the nostalgia of the glory days of the past. Such nostalgia risks oversimplifying the challenges overcome in the past and challenges faced now and in the future. This paper presents compelling evidence for the repositioning of parks and recreation education. It first frames…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreation, College Programs, Educational Research
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Wright, Brett A.; Schwab, Keri A.; Dustin, Daniel L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
The history of parks and recreation is deeply rooted in child's play. From Joseph Lee's writings about the developmental benefits of child's play at the beginning of the 20th century to the establishment of the University of Illinois's Motor Performance and Play Research Laboratory in the 1960s and 1970s, child's play has been a central focus of…
Descriptors: Play, Parks, Recreational Activities, Recreational Programs
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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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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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Mainieri, Tracy L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
Students in a 100-level recreation leadership class facilitated two leadership experiences that were video recorded using both a stationary camera and a wearable personal camera. The students used these videos to inform their reflections on their own facilitation practice. A multimethod approach was employed to identify the utility of wearable…
Descriptors: Recreation, Leadership Training, Video Technology, Photography
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Tapps, Tyler; Long, Terry; Baghurst, Timothy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
Demographic trends related to the baby-boomer generation suggest that the future will necessitate significant increases to the workforce serving this population. Recreational-therapy services are no exception, as this area of practice ties directly to the anticipated health-care and quality-of-life needs of this growing segment of society. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Recreation, Leisure Time, Student Attitudes
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Powell, Gwynn M.; Duffy, Lauren N.; Stone, Garrett; Pinckney, Harrison P., IV.; Tucker, Teresa; Cathey, Jamie – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
This document highlights numerous ideas that faculty can implement to provide a triple gain, that is, a gain for students, professionals and faculty through collaborative work. We will explore traditional and innovative connections that can be made between recreation professionals, students, and faculty, within parks, recreation, and tourism…
Descriptors: Recreation, Hospitality Occupations, Parks, Tourism
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