Unit #3 : Theories in Adventure Education:


In addition to the Adventure Education Readings assigned below, I want you to work in groups to use videography of the following Learning Theories in action:
(Group A): Cognitive Dissonance
(Group B): Theory of Self-Efficacy
(Group C): Visual Queing (D. Landers' )
(Group D): Developmental Stages (Piaget)


If there are only 4 video groups, then the group videoing developmental stages should video 2-3 different age groups clearly showing the differences in the development of each group as they are performing some sort of outdoor education.

These will be presented at the beginning of class.

Group Members Readings Assignment
A: Rosy B. (Golins + Ewert & Sibthorp pp. 45-56) 
B: Trisha M.
(Bandura)
C: Eva R. (Ewert & Sibthorp pp. 42-44+ Ewert, Gilbertson, Luo, & Voight - http://js.sagamorepub.com/jlr/article/view/2944)
D: ALL Ewert & Sibthorp pp. 64-74
E. Steve G. ( Landers - Arousal-Performance Theory)
F: Jenna Z. Ewert & Sibthorp pp. 99-106

A couple of additional points:

1) For those of you who are assigned two articles in your set, my intentions are that you should combine the meaning of the two articles together into a single theme. I am aware that some of these articles appear to have divergent trains of thought. That is why I have put them together.

2) I will begin class with two components this week:
a. I will ask you to describe how you have used materials from the past two classes in your teaching so far ( I want to continue with this line of thought to help to build how you are becoming more deliberate on WHY you are using the techniques and methods that you are choosing in your teaching).
b. I will complete the theories that we were discussing in the past class - those on Learning Theories

3) Strive to determine how the Adventure Ed. theories apply in an EE setting, as well as how the EE theories apply in an AE setting. In addition, strive to determine how both EE & AE are appropriate in a formal education setting - with any discipline. That is, how are these theories good LEARNING theories?

4) Focus on the Purpose and/or Problem statement plus the conlcusion of the article. Do not spend too much time trying to figure out methodology and/or analysis. This class is about the theory - and how a theory has been derived. The context I want you to focus on are: outcome; historical significance; and/or topic.

For example:

I look forward to meeting with again.

Thanks!
Ken