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					About me and Outdoor
 Adventure Education

     Guan-Jang Wu
Write down one question you have
about me or about outdoor education
     My Background
University
  National Cheng-Chi University (1992-96)
  Major Law
My Background cont.
Graduate School (1999-2006)
  University of Denver, M.S.
    Resort and Tourism Management
  Indiana University, Ph.D.
    Leisure behavior
    Minor in counseling psychology
  Professional training
Professional Training
National Outdoor Leadership School
(NOLS)
  Summer semester in the Rockies (70 days)
  Waddington Range Mountaineering (30)
  Instructor Course (35)
  Led Olympic NP wilderness course (30)
  NOLS Promo video
Professional Training
        Cont.
Outward Bound Wilderness
 Outward Bound instructor training (14)
 Led Outward Bound course (10)
 OB Wilderness Promo video
Professional Training
        Cont.
Wilderness Education Association (WEA)
American Mountain Guide Association
(AMGA)
American Canyoneering Association (ACA)
Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS)
Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator
course
Professional Training
        Cont.
NCPES (2006—current)
 Kings Canyon National Park, USA (2005)
 Island Peak, Nepal (2007)
      Popular Topics
Adventure therapy
Camps & camping
Corporate adventure
Environmental education
Experiential learning
Extreme expeditions
Facilitation
Group dynamics
 Popular Topics cont.
Peace education
Risk & safety
Ropes courses
Schools
Team building
Wilderness
        Key Players

NOLS
Outward Bound
Wilderness Education Association
Project Adventure
 Research in Outdoor
     Education
Early studies [1950-1960 in the USA] focus on
operations
  More than 130 master’s theses and doctoral
  dissertations focusing on outdoor education in this
  era
  Administration, general surveys, proposed
  programs, and curriculum articulation.
Research in O.E. cont.
1960s-1980s
The psychological, educational, and
therapeutic effects of outdoor programs on
participants
  Self-concepts

The effect of Outward Bound programs with
delinquent youth
  Reporting positive, long-term benefits
Research in O.E. cont.
The effects of outdoor education
programs on classrooms, schools, and
communities
The possible role of various causal
factors (such as the facilitation methods
used by an instructor) in influencing
participants' outcomes
Research in O.E. cont.
The role of the natural environment in
outdoor education experiences
The role of particular activities or
processes in influencing people's
outdoor education experiences
Journal of Experiential
Education (JEE), 2007
1. Perception and Reception: The Introduction
of Licensing of Adventure Activities in Great
Britain. By: Woolven, Rowland; Allison, Pete;
Higgins, Peter.
2. Evaluation of a Ropes Course Experience
for At-Risk Secondary School Students. By:
Conley, Laura; Caldarella, Paul; Young, Ellie.
3. Urban Service-Learning: An Authentic
Teaching Strategy to Deliver a Standards-
Driven Curriculum. By: Soslau, Elizabeth G.;
Yost, Deborah S..
          JEE cont.
4. Service-Learning and Natural
Resource Leadership. By: Newman,
Peter; Bruyere, Brett L.; Beh, Adam.
5. Integrating Persons With Impairments
and Disabilities Into Standard Outdoor
Adventure Education Programs. By:
Dillenschneider, Cindy.
           JEE cont.
6. The Wilderness Within: Reflections
on Leisure and Life, 3rd edition. By:
Berkers, Anthony.
7. The Processing Pinnacle: An
Educator's Guide to Better Processing.
By: Swiderski, Michael.
    Issues in Outdoor
        Education
Risk management issues
  Abuse and death in programs
  Injuries and fatality
Staff training
Certification
Technology use in outdoors
Multicultural issues
Gender issues
Ethical issues
            Africa Trip
August 2007
  Mt. Kenya
  Mt. Kilimanjaro
Slideshow movie
Q&A

				
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