The educational impact of the Outdoor Adventure Education Program in Canada: The focusing on the student’s reflections
55 , 2017-03-31
The purpose of this study was to identify the key elements from the student's experiences during Outdoor Adventure Education Program in Canada. TAP （Tamagawa Adventure Program） Center provides university students with several learning environmonts as a part of the Outdoor Education course. The Outdoor Adventure Education trip consisted of 5 components such as Outdoor, Environment, Culture, Communication, and Community. The investigator has focused the learning elements from student's reflection by depicted words from which describe their outdoor life experiences. The reflection sheets indicated that the students expressed following phrases: “Care for others,” “Self-reflection,” and “Utilizing experience for future life-course.” From these reflective words, the Outdoor Adventure Education Program manifested a positive attitude toward experiential learning and to enhance their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in the wilderness situation. This Outdoor Adventure Program indicated to need continuing and developing both of the program and the research method in the future.