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Outdoor pursuits – the theory behind the practice

Teaching Adventure Education Theory: Best Practices offers stimulating, enjoyable and engaging activities that instructors can use in teaching future teachers, outdoor leaders and group facilitators in making the connections between adventure theory and practice.

Teaching Adventure Education Theory

It has been written for students and instructors who want their classroom experience to be every bit as involving as the actual field environment.

This professional reference contains ready-to-use lesson plans that employ experience-related education strategies to present the theory underlying the technical and facilitation skills necessary for leading successful outdoor activity trips.

Leading outdoor activity educators from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan have collaborated to provide an extensive perspective on teaching adventure theory, philosophy and history, through the use of 34 lesson plans that can be easily modified to fit individual teaching styles or student needs.

Each lesson plan provides detailed activity instructions, teaching suggestions, and an overview of the theory taught in the lesson to provide the instructor with background conceptual material.

An instructor CD-ROM, included with the text, contains student handouts, worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations to facilitate lesson implementation and assessment.

Teaching Adventure Education Theory: Best Practices is intended to be a reference or supplemental text for college and university professors teaching adventure education, outdoor education and related disciplines or for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers as teachers of outdoor pursuits.

It is also ideal for educators teaching the basics of outdoor education theory in schools, agencies, and organisations that offer adventure, outdoor and wilderness programmes.

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