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Teaching Adventure Education Theory

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Teaching Adventure Education Therapy
Best Practices

Edited by Bob Stremba & Christian A. Bisson
Soft Cover, 391 pages, Includes CD-ROM

Written for students and instructors who want their classroom experience to be as involving as the field environment, Teaching Adventure Education Theory: Best Practices offers stimulating , fun, and engaging activities instructors can use in assisting future adventure educators, outdoor leaders, and group facilitators in making connection between adventure theory and practice.

Editors Stremba and Bisson and leading adventure educators from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan provide a collection of 34 lesson plans covering such topics as these:
  • Instructional theory and curriculum design processes
  • History of adventure education
  • Educational and philosophical foundations of adventure education, including lessons on John Dewey's contributions
  • Central theories supporting common field practices, including optimal arousal theory, self efficacy theory, attribution theory, and flow theory
  • Leadership models and theories
  • Ethical and social justice issues
  • Group development
  • Processing and facilitation models
  • The human to nature connection

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

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

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