Description: Outdoor Education is designed for
individuals interested in using the outdoors as an
educational setting. Emphasis will be placed on
creating a learning environment in the outdoors,
appropriate teaching and delivery methods, lesson
plan design, leadership skills, field trip planning,
and risk management. Some course components will
focus on developing outdoor activity skills. The
course will involve off-campus travel and learning
the concepts of outdoor education including- outdoor
recreation, conservation education, environmental
education and adventure education.
- Understand the
challenges and benefits of teaching in an outdoor
setting including learning barriers and how to
minimize or prevent these barriers.
participant characteristics and their impact on
- Develop the
ability to apply student management strategies in an
outdoor education setting.
- Develop an
understanding of logistics associated with placing
students in the field.
- Plan and implement
an outdoor education lesson plan incorporating
reflection and assessment.
and apply physical, cognitive and effective methods
of teaching in the outdoors.
- Learn the basics
of outdoor adventure activities including challenge
initiatives, and land navigation.
in this course will be assessed on their ability to:
how to create a multidisciplinary outdoor learning
- Understand basic
concepts of instruction.
- Work as a team to
prepare lesson plans and instruct middle school
Standards addressed in RECR 371: COAPRT (NRPA)
7.02: (Service and Experience
Opportunities) Students graduating from the program
shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design,
implement, and evaluate services that facilitate
targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and
cultural dimensions of diversity.
Measure: RECR 371 (Outdoor Recreation Course):
Environmental Education Project: Student
proficiency in their understanding of Outdoor
Education and Inclusion through the Tigers on Trail
|Name of Assessment
Experience in Course
Guiding- Learning Outcome: Indirect Measure
Trail Program (TOT)
||Students must perform
at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to
be considered "Proficient" in their understanding
of general leisure/recreation concepts.
|| COAPRT 7.2
LEAP (Shepherd University):
* Oral Communication
*Civic Knowledge & Engagement
of Tigers on Trail Program
used to assess Tigers on Trail Program
Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
of Learning Outcome (assessment data) for Tigers on