Date of Award

12-1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Recreation

First Advisor

Charles H. Yaple, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Herman J. Altmann

Third Advisor

Vicki L. Wilkins, Ph.D.

Abstract

Outdoor education is both a valuable and valid method of teaching and learning that uses experience as the primary focus. It is a way of curriculum enrichment that can be applied to any and all school subjects. "It is not a separate discipline with prescribed objectives like science and mathematics; it is simply a learning climate which offers opportunities for direct laboratory experiences" (Smith, 1969, p. 1) that helps the student grasp concepts more easily, gain insights, and develop concern about humans and their relationship to the natural environment.

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