The Theory of Experiential Education
A collection of articles addressing the historical, philosophical, social, and psychological foundations of Experiential Education.
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The Bottomless Bag Revival is Karl's attempt to keep alive the original spirit, heart, and fun associated with adventure/experiential education.
Have you been hearing comments that adventure education has become just a series of "been there, done that" activities? Consider: it's not how many new activities are available, it's how well you use the old ones.
Karl's take on adventure programming is detailed in such a way that the basic development and combining of communication, cooperation, and trust within a matrix of fun and enjoyment becomes both the "grail" and raison d'être of this both paradoxically simple and profound approach to learning and life.
For faithful readers of Karl's various books on adventure/experiential education, "Revival" is basically the same book as The Bottomless Bag Again!?, with a new cover, new size, and some text changes.
350 Pages, Paperback, 1993©
By Michael A. Gass, Ph.D. - A compilation of presentations designed to enhance learning for those participating in adventure-based programs. The use of metaphors in adventure programming often serves as the key factor in producing lasting functional change in clients.
by Narviar Carthicart Barker
Child Abuse And Neglect: An Interdisciplinary Method of Treatment. Contains both theoretical orientations about treatment of the abused and neglectedand how-to guidelines for use in identification and documentation. Practice suggestions are offered as a guide for treatment and identification to provide the reader with guidance and inspiration to help and to respond to the many children who cry silently for help.
by Karl Rohnke
Funn 'n Games represents a one book compilation of the material represented in the four volumes previously entitled Funn Stuff, and as such, delivers over 300 pages of adventure
games, initiatives, trust activities, miscellaneous funn, and seeds of serendipity (including 23 NEW activities not included in Funn Stuff.) I added, deleted, adjusted, rearranged, maintained and
rethought the whole Funn Stuff series to offer what is now available, a highly usable games and initiative reference in one book.
by Craig Luebben
A modern text that describes the knots commonly used and needed by climbers; written by a mechanical engineer and guide certified with the American Mountain Guides Association. This small book contains knowledge essential to all safe climbers.
by John Long
Vertical, overhanging and upside-down climbing on indoor walls studded with bulbous handholds and footholds is the fastest-rising adventure sport. This book is a complete instruction guide to technique, safety, and getting the most out of your indoor climbing experience.
by Mark Havens, Ed.D.,C.T.R.S.
This book addresses the need for all of us in the Adventure fields to examine our own attitudes, and by working with participants and relevant specialists, make our own particular programs truly universal in scope.
by Karl Rohnke
A gentle reminder of the knots, rope and lore used on a challenge ropes course. The rope vocabulary and knot sequences in this book relate, as much as possible, only to ropes (challenge) course activities. The book's content is meant more as a reminder than a definitive text on the subject of knots. A bowline-on-a-bight learned on day two of a workshop often becomes a tangle of memory snipets and rabbits-in-holes by the time a participant returns home. Here's text support that beats a last minute phone call looking for help on those elusive cordage twists and turns; illustrations and photographs throughout.
by John L. Luckner and Reldan S. Nadler
Strategies to Enhance and Generalize Learning. 2nd Edition Making experiences usable, relevant, far reaching, and connected to existent knowledge are the goals of this book. 100's of Processing questions and activities.
Silver Bullets is a guide to initiative problems, adventure games and trust activities. The activities of this book have all been used effectively by a variety of teachers, counselors, therapists, camp directors and church leaders. All have wanted an effective, engaging way to bring people together to build trust, and to break down the artificial barriers between individuals and groups of individuals.
by Thomas E. Smith, Christopher C. Roland, Mark D. Havens & Judith A. Hoyt
This book defines and overviews the evolving orientation to the facilitation of growth and learning which can be summarized as "challenge education".
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