Research in Outdoor Education


An individual applying her or his newfound knowledge and transferring the information, through action to a new setting is a valued out­come for experiential education practitioners. At the most basic level, the notion of transfer of knowledge appears so simple and commonsensical that it may only subconsciously serve as the focal point of initiative/rope course activities. Yet, transfer facilitated with intention may very well make any new knowledge acquired through experience more efficacious, applicable, and enduring for an individual. Intentional facµitation, including isomorphic framing, may be the "trigger" that activates one's sense of mindfulness toward long-term use or even a disposition for application of knowl­edge developed through contrived settings to reality. The purpose of this paper is to present a model designed to intentionally increase the transference from initiative/ropes course activi­ties to reality.