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Experiencial Education/Adventure Challenge Leadership
EXP ED/AD CHAL
CLASS CODE: RL 343 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The design and facilitation of experiential learning activities. Emphasis on leadership and teambuilding.
DESCRIPTION: The design and implementation of experiential learning activities. A teaching practicum is included in class. The purpose of this course is to bring the student to a level of understanding and expertise so as to define experiential learning. Design valid and reliable experiential activities, evaluate for educative worth, weigh the instructional mix with a variety of outcome types (i.e. affective, cognitive, psycho-motor) and assess the limitations of experiential education. Once a philosophical basis for teaching and learning has been established, the course will turn its attentions from theory to practice.

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OBJECTIVES: A. To identify the value of experience and the theoretical underpinnings of experiential education.
B. To bring into focus selected theories of teaching and learning, to assist the student in the building of their own educational philosophy as it applies to outdoor education/recreation.
C. To turn students from a teacher centered curriculum to that of a student centered one.
D. To expose unused resources in the development of alternative learning environments.
REQUIREMENTS: Textbook - Lasting Lessons, by Knapp is required and Teamwork & Teamplay, by Cain is recommended.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002