Outdoor and Experiential Learning: An Holistic and Creative Approach to Programme Design
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2004 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
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!
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