Outdoor and Experiential Learning: An Holistic and Creative Approach to Programme Design

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2004 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
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Outdoor and experiential learning has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last 20 years. Educators and developers in the Czech and Slovak Republics have been unexpected leaders in the field; the result of isolation of the country under communism and a unique mix of culture and geography.This book offers a guide to the theory and techniques, pioneered by the Czechs and Slovaks, including the concept of dramaturgy, a process involving elements of learning psychology, role play and theatre that concentrates on physical, social, creative and reflective/emotional learning states. It also includes a full set of guidelines for designing outdoor and experiential events, including advice on all apects of game roles, game design and successful logistics.The authors have included detailed instructions for 30 games: nine social games, six physical games, eight creative games and seven games involving emotion and/or reflection.The book is a 'must' for anyone involved in outdoor or experiential education who wishes to read more about the process and psychology of learning and to understand how to develop an adaptive approach to course design that allows you to 'go with the flow' and generate exceptional results. The design opportunities, ideas and games it contains allow you to be more creative in the development of young people, as well as older learners and those involved in corporate management education.
  

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This book seems to explain what I do with Dramaturgy. I need to purchase it and develop more course work based on it and find people and institutions it is associated with! Go!

Contents

The Five Stages of Dramaturgy
21
Courses and Games
35
Running Enhanced Courses
45
Game Logistics
69
Description and Logistics
85
Social Games
91
Physical Games
123
Arena
124
Pointillism
149
Rehearsal of the Orchestra
152
Wag the Dog
154
Web Pages
157
Psychological ReflectiveEmotional Games
159
Games without Borders
160
Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart
164
Mars Venus
170

Camel Trophy
126
Finnish Trail
129
Mountain Golf
131
Princess ShinSho
133
Sitting Game
137
Creative Games
139
Colour Mass
140
Dead Poets Society
142
Improvised Drama
144
Land Art
147
Nexus VI
172
Night Images
176
Stalker
178
Triffids
182
Summary and Conclusions
185
Appendix Outward Bound
187
Comparisons with other Outward Bound Schools
188
Bibliography
191
Index
195
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Andy Martin is a senior lecturer at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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