Climbing Lessons: Inside Outdoor Education
Pete McDonald, Sep 30, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
Climbing Lessons describes the work of an instructor of outdoor pursuits from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. It is set mainly at an outdoor-education centre in Derbyshire, northern England. The book is accessible to casual, non-specialist readers as well as to outdoor professionals. It presents outdoor education in plain English.
Climbing Lessons gives one person’s perspective. It covers one period. Its style differs sharply and deliberately from that of academic works on outdoor education. The author turned somersaults to avoid the jargon of education. One tertiary lecturer remarked: ‘I made use of one of the chapters in a new unit ... I was struck by how accurately it reflects the reality of working in an outdoor centre … ’
Page size: A5
Number of pages: 384
About: Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Rockclimbing, Caving, Walking, Derbyshire.
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The following four reviews are available from:
• Review by Dr Bertie Everard.From the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, Vol 6, No 2 (2002).
• Review by Dr Tim Stott, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Outdoor Education, Liverpool John Moores University.
From the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL), Vol 2, Issue 1 (2002).
• Review by Nick Halls.
From Newsletter No 37 (November 1998) of The Mountaineering Council of Scotland.
• Review by John Maxted, Senior Teaching Fellow, Outdoor Education, School of Physical Education, University of Otago.
From the National Executive News Issue 2 (February 1999) of Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ).