List of Species
Administrative Demands Notes
Risk Mgmt Form
Incident Report Form
FA Kit List
Ethical Issues Readings
Empathy v. Sympathy
EnEd 3309 & 3310
Class meeting time:
|We will meet Tuesdays 9-11:30 am in
SpHC 9A - Beginning Tuesday, March 24.
Class meeting dates:
Units & Reading Assignments;
Pack-out (MANDATORY - ALL): May 15: 9 am-1 pm. (meet @ MP4)
May 18-26: Trip (Depart at 5 am)
||$286.00 (includes all expenses) -
paid with tuition.
Class meeting location:
1. Units & Reading Assignments;
2. Each week your group will provide an update report on your planning progress
3. Written Exam
4. Pack-Out - May 15
May 18-26: Trip (EnEd 3310)
|Dr. Ken Gilbertson, Danny Frank
Course web url:
This course is designed to teach three primary
components of leadership: Group behavior, Hard skills (based on
camp craft & field natural history promoting sense of place),
and logistical aspects of leadership. We will use an outdoor setting,
the North Dakota Badlands - South Unit (Teddy Roosevelt Nat'l Monument)
as the classroom for most of this course. The course uses the prairie
setting in a week-long learning intensive as the best opportunity
to teach leadership skills. We will focus on a more humanistic approach
to leadership which is based more on psychological aspects of group
development, communications skills, and interpersonal awareness.
While you need to be physically fit and able to hike challenging
terrain (8-9 miles/day), no prior camping skills are required for
Outcomes of this Course:
From this course, you will be able to:
* Describe what attributes make an effective leader.
* Explain what different kinds of leadership styles are best used
under certain conditions.
* Identify what style of leadership most often describes yourself.
* Identify and describe group development stages.
* Describe various theories of leadership practice and explain pros
and cons of each.
* Describe & Demonstrate leadership responsibilities related
to administrative and management tasks.
* Demonstrate leadership skills including camp craft instruction,
navigation, natural history interpretation, group development &
cohesiveness, and group facilitation skills.
1) Complete reading assignments
2) Take part in class discussions
3) Complete a final examination.
4) Demonstrate appropriate leadership skills in the field.
5) Present 2 brief topics on the trail:
a. Natural/cultural history based (1 item ea. of the 5's listed
below - see the "list of species".)
b. Safety based
6) The "5's": Identify five of each of the following:
a. Trees & shrubs
b. Plants (flowers, grasses, non-vascular plants)
c. Animals (mammals, reptiles, invertebrates)
e. Geology (soils, rocks, geomorphology)
7) Demonstrate competency in back-country skills
Note: IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS, BE THEY HEALTH OR
LEARNING RELATED, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER PAULA OR KEN SO THAT YOU
CAN BE APPROPRIATELY ACCOMMODATED.
Safety + Interp.
Interpersonal communication; Facilitation; Conflict resolution
Attendance; preparation; judgement; active involvement
|"5's": Plants; Animals; Geology;
||25 (1 pt ea.)
|Hard Skills: Navigation; Camp Skills; Cooking;
Menu; Travel Skills
**Priest, S., & Gass, M.(2005). Effective leadership in adventure programming, 2nd. Ed.. Human Kinetics.
**Hunt, J. (1990). Ethical issues in experiential education.
The Association for Experiential Education. Boulder, CO.
- Note: Both texts will be used this quarter,
in addition to a few other sources. We are requiring only the
** texts. Please understand that, although not all of the text
will be directly used this term, it is still to your benefit to
read the entire book. Also, in efforts to help reduce textbook
costs in this course we will draw upon other materials, which
we will share with you, yet will not require the purchase of these
EnEd 3309 (1 cr):
Unit #1: Expectations: Planning and logistics (We will establish
responsibilities for the trip so that everyone can have a hand in
the trip plans); Individual assignments for on-trail presentations
(interpretive lessons and risk management)
Unit #2: Theories,
styles, & attributes of effective leadership; Group
dynamics; Group cohesiveness; Ethical issues.
Unit #3: Administrative
details; Final preparations.
EnEd 3310 (2 cr):
May 15 : 9 am - 1 pm: Pack-out. (Approximately 3-4 hours
of time committment)
You must be in attendance for the entire time of pack-out.
May 18: Depart from SpHC (Concrete Arch) at 5 am. Arrive
at Teddy Roosevelt N.P. around 4 pm. Get permits; Orient to park
at visitor center; Fill water containers; Set up camp; Distribute
food & water into caches; group meeting.
May 19: Set out food/water caches; Drop off groups; Beginning skills;
adjust to "place". This is a long hard day - 8+ miles.
May 20: Group travel alone, meet instructors at lunch spot, travel
alone to camp site (5 mile day)
May 21: Group travel alone.
May 22: Short day of navigation; 3 hour solo; camp set-up; group closure with both groups coming together, Final Written Exam and conferences
May 23 (a.m.): Divide new groups and plan routes/water cache.
May 23 (p.m.) - May 25: Hike to group determined site. Group determined activities and route with camp at the Little Missouri River for Final wrap-up and preparation for departure.
May 26: Up at 4:00 am (Minnesota Time); Pick up caches; Depart the
Badlands; Arrive on campus around 6 pm.
Note: The route is tentative based on water in the creeks and the depth of the Little Missouri River. Plan to adjust accordingly.
You will need to be in moderate physical condition
for this trip. The ND Badlands are exciting in that you can travel
anywhere you want. Still, the terrain poses many ups and downs and
is very arid and hot. So, this will be a physically challenging
In addition, there are some hazards: Heat, cacti, Ticks, Bison,
and Prairie Rattle Snakes. While we have never had any problems
from any of these, the potential for injury from any of them is
real. THERE WILL BE NO TOLERANCE FOR ANY BEHAVIOR THAT IS UNSAFE
TOWARD THESE ITEMS.
Each day we will hold debriefing sessions where
we discuss plans for the day, how the day has gone, what dynamics
occurred, problem solving skills, and interpersonal strengths &
limitations. You should expect to share in group discussions. As
such, the intent of this trip is leadership education. While it
is a fun and enjoyable trip, it is a learning experience first.
Finally, in order to make this trip run as smoothly
as possible so that we can cover course material in an optimal manner
(having minimal "lecture" time), it is imperative that
you prepare for the trip both physically AND cognitively. That is,please
do the assigned readings before we leave so that we can simply
refer to them along the trail. This course will conclude with a
written final examination.