Adventure Education: An Introduction by Chris Hodgson

By Chris Hodgson

Adventure schooling is a sort of experiential studying as a rule linked to actions regarding possibility, from cooperative video games comparable to raft development to excessive experience actions corresponding to rock climbing. Adventure schooling: An Introduction provides a entire advent to the making plans, supply and assessment of event schooling, with a robust emphasis on specialist perform and supply.

Written via a workforce of top experience Educators who can draw upon an in depth adventure base, the ebook explores an important innovations for educating, studying and implementation in experience schooling. The booklet is totally illustrated all through with real-world case reports and learn surveying the major modern matters dealing with event schooling Practitioners. This contains necessities for the journey educator similar to chance administration and tailoring actions to fulfill particular studying wishes, in addition to delivering an perception into modern makes use of for experience programmes. With outside and experience actions being extra renowned than ever sooner than, this publication is key analyzing for any scholar, instructor or practitioner seeking to comprehend experience schooling and improve their specialist skills.

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Such work can help us provide a stronger rationale for our approaches to adventure education planning, delivery and evaluation. Adventure educators should consider the following questions when taking account of research, relevant literature or their own critical thinking and experience to develop a rationale for their approach: 37 Planning adventure education ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Who are the participants and what characteristics, knowledge and skills do they already possess? What are the specific needs of those participants based on conversations with them and/or those who are responsible them?

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Adventure educators therefore have a real challenge beyond simply creating a series of engaging activities that incorporate risk. They need to be able to use those activities in a very purposeful way. Whilst retaining skill and creativity when developing engaging adventurous programmes, adventure educators must have a sound rationale for the approaches they take. This could mean incorporating knowledge from research or joining organisations that share good practice. It is important, therefore, that adventure educators and adventure education researchers develop a healthy acceptance of each other, and it is to be hoped that they increasingly become one and the same.

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