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Adventure Education and Physical Education
Adventure education and physical education

The concept of impelling people into adventurous situations to achieve educational goals is not a recent phenomenon. It has been argued that the use of adventurous activities for educational purposes can be traced, in Western culture at least, to the works of Plato (Hunt, 1990). In this century the work of Dewey, Hahn, Lewin, Piaget and others have laid the foundations of the modern adventure education movement. The influence of these theorists and practitioners is well documented (see Kolb, 1984; Miles and Priest, 1990; Warren et al., 1995). Adventure education is based on the experiential learning model which combines direct experience with guided reflection and analysis under the supervision of a group instructor/facilitator/teacher. Adventure education is ...

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