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Research in Outdoor Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain if a student's moral reasoning may be enhanced during cross-cultural immersion programs, which intentionally incorporate experiential learning (i.e., the cycle of ex­perience reflection transfer new knowl­edge). Using the University of Minnesota's Cen­ter for the Study of Ethical Development Defin­ing Issues Test - 2 (DIT-2) as a quantitative in­strument, the study looked at the indicated differ­ences in the moral reasoning of 50 students between the ages of 14 and 18 before and after their experiences on Global Routes and Interlocken travel programs.

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