What can Islands teach us about teambuilding, responsibility, problem solving, determination, and goal setting? How can the TP Shuffle enhance cooperation, acceptance, tolerance, and interpersonal skills? Join us for an exploration into how adventure education merges intellectual, social, physical, and emotional learning, therefore enhancing student learning, responsibility, and interpersonal skills. Learn how adventure education can enhance any classroom content (not just physical education), build the Habits of the Mind in students, and how these disciplines can be implemented even if a Ropes Course isn’t available. Participants will participate in low and high ropes course elements, as well as on-the-ground games, initiatives, and challenges.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand how adventure education merges intellectual, social, physical, and emotional learning.
- Analyze how to integrate adventure education to encourage development of the Habits of the Mind, such as positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, self-motivation, critical thinking and problem solving.
- Analyze how adventure education can help create a caring/responsive school culture.
- Outline how to integrate adventure education initiatives/activities into their content area and classroom.