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Research in Outdoor Education

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the influence of intentional design by the instructor regarding the Solo's (a) purpose and framing, (b) instructor visit, and (c) individual and group debriefing. This study extends the previous Solo research by hypothesizing that the purposeful planning, framing, visits, and debriefing by the instructor play a role in determining the quality of Solo experience. The study was supported by three major theoretical frames - the Hendee & Brown Model (1988), Kolb's (1984) Experiential Learning Cycle, and Csikszentmihalyi's (1991) Flow Theory.

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