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Turning Adventures into Assignments

Adventure Learning and the use of personal experience in lessons is very popular in the world of education today. It’s the adventure that captivates the students and the excitement that leads to deeper application of of themselves in subsequent assignments. For younger students, this may present more as play-based learning.
A Collection By Jen Jeffers
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Turning Adventures into Assignments
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    A little bit of an unusual resource but many educators are touting the effectiveness of teaching students about responsibility and collaboration through virtual adventures and role playing. This may not be for everyone, but certainly could be powerful with some learners. There is a free trial offered before committing to payment.
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    An expanded definition is provided here along with some common sense thoughts on the best approaches to this experiential method.
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    Teaching with integrity on this subject requires knowledge and resources, all of which are offered here through links to journals, articles, reviews, websites, organizations, and resource materials. You will find a particularly useful Powerpoint presentation for educators on the first page (4th link down) of this site under "Experiential Learning Presentation."
  • agelesslearner.com
    agelesslearner.com

    Learning from Experience :: Ageless Learner

    6 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    This thorough source offers insight into how experiential learning is for everyone, children and adults alike. There are may excellent reference materials mentioned and a collection of relevant sources on the subject, including books and websites.
  • jsedimensions.org
    jsedimensions.org

    Teaching Sustainability through Adventure

    10 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Sustainability is just one of the many things that can be addressed during adventure learning. This intelligent article outlines some history of this method and the positive outcomes seen in students as a result. It discusses experimental learning at length and compares different approaches.
  • ascotkindergarten.vic.edu.au
    ascotkindergarten.vic.edu.au

    Play Based Learning

    10 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Breaking down the stigma of play being irrelevant to education is critical and well discussed in this academic article. The benefits are expounded upon.
  • earlychildhoodnews.com
    earlychildhoodnews.com

    Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center

    8 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    The role of play and adventure in cognitive development is well established; however building a curriculum around these activities can be challenging. How a student's "play" can meet learning objective and goals is well outlined here.
  • earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au
    earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au

    Why play-based learning?

    5 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Defining "play' and "adventure" is an important aspect of this approach. Once these terms are clarified, discovering how they affect brain development and foster experiential learning is important.