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Adventure Education

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003357/00001

Material Information

Title: Adventure Education Exploring the Modern-Day Erdkinder Can Adventure Education be a Substitute for Maria Montessori's Residential Farmhouse?
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Conner, Michelle 'Ray' Annelise
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Adventure Education
Montessori, Maria
Outward Bound
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This senior project tells of a practicum in experiential education. My interest in Adventure Education began with my own experience as a participant in an Outward Bound Outdoor Leadership Course, and through my employment with Longacre Expeditions, an Adventure Education company based in Pennsylvania. My interest in Montessori education was sparked by a number of friends who went to Montessori schools, and was strengthened over the past year by my employment at the Center for Education Montessori School in Bradenton, FL. This project is an attempt to introduce to the reader these two non-traditional education systems, and explore how an adventure education program might supplement a Montessori secondary school curriculum. The first two chapters offer an introduction to Maria Montessori, who developed the Montessori Method, and provide a brief synopsis of her educational philosophy. Since this project focuses on the experiences of adolescents in secondary schools, this first section focuses primarily on two lectures presented by Maria Montessori that provide a synopsis of her ideas about how the ideal secondary program should work and why. The third chapter focuses on defining the term 'adventure education,' as I have come to understand it through both research and experience. The fourth chapter is a journalistic piece of creative non-fiction that attempts to capture individual students' experience of an adventure education program, in order to help the reader better understand adventure education as an educative experience. The final chapter of this project attempts to explain how adventure education could work within the current Montessori framework as a substitute for the farmhouse idea touted by Montessori in 'Erdkinder.' An explanation of my attempts at providing qualitative evidence for the appropriateness of this idea through surveys conducted this summer through Longacre Expeditions and Longacre Farm, and reasons for their inconclusiveness, is also provided.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michelle 'Ray' Annelise Conner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Miller, Arthur

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 C7
System ID: NCFE003357:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003357/00001

Material Information

Title: Adventure Education Exploring the Modern-Day Erdkinder Can Adventure Education be a Substitute for Maria Montessori's Residential Farmhouse?
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Conner, Michelle 'Ray' Annelise
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Adventure Education
Montessori, Maria
Outward Bound
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This senior project tells of a practicum in experiential education. My interest in Adventure Education began with my own experience as a participant in an Outward Bound Outdoor Leadership Course, and through my employment with Longacre Expeditions, an Adventure Education company based in Pennsylvania. My interest in Montessori education was sparked by a number of friends who went to Montessori schools, and was strengthened over the past year by my employment at the Center for Education Montessori School in Bradenton, FL. This project is an attempt to introduce to the reader these two non-traditional education systems, and explore how an adventure education program might supplement a Montessori secondary school curriculum. The first two chapters offer an introduction to Maria Montessori, who developed the Montessori Method, and provide a brief synopsis of her educational philosophy. Since this project focuses on the experiences of adolescents in secondary schools, this first section focuses primarily on two lectures presented by Maria Montessori that provide a synopsis of her ideas about how the ideal secondary program should work and why. The third chapter focuses on defining the term 'adventure education,' as I have come to understand it through both research and experience. The fourth chapter is a journalistic piece of creative non-fiction that attempts to capture individual students' experience of an adventure education program, in order to help the reader better understand adventure education as an educative experience. The final chapter of this project attempts to explain how adventure education could work within the current Montessori framework as a substitute for the farmhouse idea touted by Montessori in 'Erdkinder.' An explanation of my attempts at providing qualitative evidence for the appropriateness of this idea through surveys conducted this summer through Longacre Expeditions and Longacre Farm, and reasons for their inconclusiveness, is also provided.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michelle 'Ray' Annelise Conner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Miller, Arthur

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 C7
System ID: NCFE003357:00001

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