Adventure Education Learning Outcome

  1. Foundational Knowledge. Understand the history, theoretical and philosophical foundations, purpose, breadth, and application of adventure education. 
  2. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills.  Be able to apply emotional intelligence, effective communication skills, compassion, and an understanding of human diversity to foster inclusion, group development, manage conflict and promote awareness of self and others.
  3. Teaching and Facilitation. As instructors, be able to effectively: Plan instruction - using learning objectives, lesson plans, formative and summative assessments, and appropriately sequenced curriculum; and Conduct instruction - utilizing variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners in a wide range of outdoor and adventure-based settings. As facilitators, be able to: help individual and groups make sense of grow from experiences using a variety of processing and facilitation techniques.
  4. Outdoor and Technical.  Be able to identify and utilize a variety of outdoor and technical knowledge and skills, including site management strategies, required to safely manage risk, make good decisions, and accomplish learning objectives.
  5. Program Planning and Administration.  Understand how to effectively design, implement, manage, and evaluate programs with an attention to industry standards, best practices, and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  6. Leadership. Be able to evaluate and apply a range of effective leadership techniques and behaviors, including good judgment and decision-making, that help create environments which foster individual and group success.