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Wells, Mary Sarah; Piatt, Jennifer A.; Paisley, Karen P. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Although writing is an important skill for all professionals, many students in parks, recreation, and tourism do not see the relevance of learning and applying the skills of writing well in parks, recreation, and tourism courses. This article outlines the reasons good writing is beneficial for students and provides concrete guidelines for how they…
Descriptors: Recreation, Tourism, Writing Skills, Parks
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Piatt, Jennifer A.; Jorgensen, Lisa J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities currently represent the largest minority group in the United States, yet recreation undergraduate students often perceive this as a population they may or may not provide services to in their future careers. The activities presented in this paper, Inclusion Knowledge Audits (IKA), are developed to make the connection…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Assignments, Disabilities, Recreational Facilities
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Henderson, Karla A.; Harrolle, Michelle; Rich, Samantha; Moretz, Janell – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Women represent growing numbers of faculty members in higher education as well as in recreation/leisure departments. The purpose of this study is to describe the career development of women faculty in recreation-related areas and to offer implications for faculty development and the preparation of future faculty. Data were collected from women who…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Females, Job Satisfaction
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Hurd, Amy R.; Beggs, Brent A.; Elkins, Daniel J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Senior internships in parks and recreation are an opportunity to put classroom knowledge to practice. However, this is likely the first time students are in a learning environment without the immediate support of faculty and peers. To alleviate this issue, online discussion boards were used to connect interns who were located across the country.…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Internship Programs, Parks, Recreational Programs
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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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Sturts, Jill R.; Mowatt, Rasul A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Pedagogically, the term "bottleneck" refers to a moment when students may face barriers to understanding content in the process of learning. As instructors identify "bottlenecks" within their courses, they are faced with the challenge of how to best assist students in overcoming them. Further, most instructors want to know what selected teaching…
Descriptors: Evidence, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Barriers
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Ross, Craig M.; Young, Sarah J.; Sturts, Jill R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Institutions of higher education are increasingly being held more accountable for assessing student learning both in and out of their classrooms along with reporting results to their stakeholders. The purpose of this study, which examined assessment of student learning outcomes in undergraduate park and recreation academic programs, was two-fold:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Leisure Education, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
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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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Barney, Keith W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Disability simulation as a form of experiential learning has been a popular way for students to "learn what it is like to have a disability" in many different educational curricula from nursing to recreation. There is a lack of research detailing the efficacy of such activities, and some researchers have noted the possibility of negative results.…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Measurement Techniques, Experiential Learning, Educational Practices
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Nisbett, Nancy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
This paper describes a research paper and poster assignment used in an undergraduate leisure and human behavior course. The intent of this learning activity is to increase student knowledge of current issues within the industry as well as to enhance students' professional communication skills. A description of the assignment is shared along with…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Assignments, Undergraduate Study, Leisure Time
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Hodge, Camilla J.; Hill, Brian J.; Brinton, Christian – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
This study assessed the nature of the relationship between earning advanced degrees and career outcomes such as salary, job satisfaction, social capital, and human capital among professionals in the parks and recreation field. The sample (n = 196) was drawn from parks and recreation agencies located in the United States. Agencies, excluding…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Job Satisfaction, Human Capital, Social Capital
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Gray, H. Joey; Davis, Phillip; Liu, Xiao – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
The current generation of college students is so adapted to the digital world that they have been labeled the multi-tasking generation (Foehr, 2006; Wallis, 2006). College students routinely use digital playback devices in their lives for entertainment and communication to the point that students being "plugged in" is a ubiquitous image.…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Students, Cognitive Style, Reading Habits
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Biaett, Vern – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Since 2008, classroom learning activities on the working poor and the living wage have been included in an introductory core course that focuses on community services and professions in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2008 that 8.9 million people were classified as…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Low Income Groups, Wages
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Fortune, Mary F. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Every quarter at California State University East Bay, a special event-planning course is offered in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) and uses interactive Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activities designed to challenge and inspire intellectual growth. The PLB method is different in that students are not only receivers of knowledge but are…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Skill Development
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Dustin, Daniel; Collins, Rachel; Schultz, Jeremy; Browne, Laurie; Schwab, Keri; Rose, Jeff; Timmerman, Danielle; Altschuler, Ben; Jostad, Jeremy; Spencer, Callie; Newman, Jackie; Bricker, Kelly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
This article summarizes the content of a three-day administrative summit held at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah in late September 2010. Department chairs, heads, and deans representing 13 universities across North America offering leisure studies doctoral degrees, master's degrees, and undergraduate professional preparation degrees…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leisure Education, Research Universities, Doctoral Degrees
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