The focus of this course is to provide an introduction for using the outdoors or nature as a classroom to enhance leadership skills used in schools today. Students will be immersed in outdoor experiences and exposed to how these natural settings can effectively change leadership roles in a milieu of settings.
- Apply experiential learning concepts to each new outdoor adventure.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with each team member.
- Utilize reflection in journal writings to enhance problem-solving and inquiry.
- Develop a constructivist method to problem solving in 'new' learning situations.
- Apply information from readings to the existing curriculum.
- Synthesize learning 'adventures' in order to apply to everyday situations.
- Apply journal writings as a part of the assessment for the course.
- Discuss the importance of outdoor education and the relationship to leadership.
- Demonstrate leadership skills with the students participating in XLRN 101.
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv; Algonquin Books, 2008
Teaching in the Outdoors, by Donald Hammerman, William Hammerman, and Elizabeth Hammerman; Pearson, 2005.