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1st Edition

Adventure Education
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415571852
Published May 24, 2011 by Routledge
272 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Adventure Education is a form of experiential learning typically associated with activities involving risk, from cooperative games such as raft building to high adventure activities such as rock climbing. Adventure Education: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to the planning, delivery and evaluation of Adventure Education, with a strong emphasis on professional practice and delivery.

Written by a team of leading Adventure Educators who can draw upon an extensive experience base, the book explores the most important strategies for teaching, learning and implementation in Adventure Education. The book is fully illustrated throughout with real-world case studies and research surveying the key contemporary issues facing Adventure Education Practitioners. This includes essentials for the adventure educator such as risk management and tailoring activities to meet specific learning needs, as well as providing an insight into contemporary uses for adventure programmes. With outdoor and adventure activities being more popular than ever before, this book is essential reading for any student, teacher or practitioner looking to understand Adventure Education and develop their professional skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Models and Milestones in Adventure Education  2. Planning Adventure Education  3. Risk Management: Philosophy and Practice  4. Learning and Teaching in Adventure Education  5. Coaching in Adventure Education  6. Evaluating Adventure Experiences – The Outside View  7. Evaluating Adventure Experiences – The Inside view  8. Adventure Education – Physical Exercise and Health  9. Adventure Education and Disaffected Youth  10. Overseas Youth Expeditions  11. Values in Adventure Education  12. Inclusive Adventure Education: Better Opportunities for People who Have Disabilities  13. Professional Development.  Conclusion and Future Directions

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Matt Berry is a lecturer at the University of Chichester, where he teaches on both the Adventure Education and the Physical Education degree programmes. Matt is a keen whitewater kayaker and he has been active in adventure education through teaching and research for fifteen years with a special interest in teacher and coach education.

Chris Hodgson is a lecturer at the University of Chichester, where he teaches Adventure Education and Physical Education. He has been involved in the delivery of adventure education for over twenty years. Professional experience includes the delivery of adventure programmes to a wide range of participants, from young children through to adults and from performance-based adventure sports programmes through to management training as well as personal and social education.