- Interpret and compare established and emerging theoretical and philosophical foundations, research, models and trends of adventure education and apply these findings to leadership, instruction, and other professional practices and problem-solving situations of the discipline.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, research, and evaluation through argumentation, analysis, and synthesis. Access, interpret, and synthesize evidence and information, including conflicting points of view from published and student-conducted research, through written and oral presentations, philosophical analysis, and evaluation of professional adventure programming.
- Analyze, synthesize, and apply the knowledge of adventure in natural environments to human development. Plan, implement, and evaluate experiential education practices and adventure-based programming ¬ in educational, developmental, and therapeutic settings – to promote competence, social-emotional growth, healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and social and environmental awareness.
- Synthesize and apply site management principles and outdoor technical knowledge to solve risk management problems and safely conduct adventure-based programming in diverse settings with a variety of clientele.
- Formulate and demonstrate practices of ethical leadership and moral reasoning, including the development of civil and compassionate community, advocacy for diversity, and the use of inclusive educational practices.
- Create and apply active, engaging, experiential pedagogy, including outdoor and reflective learning strategies ¬ through student teaching, facilitation, and practicums; professional conference presentations; and the development and evaluation of innovative adventure-based programming.
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