Date of Award
Masters Plan B
Master of Science (MS)
Science & Mathematics Teaching Center
Assistant Director Campus Recreation, Dan McCoy, Co-Chair
Assistant Professor Ana Houseal, Co-Chair
Professor, Jayne Jenkins
Interim Dean College of Education, Michael Day
Christian Itin (1999) said "If we want to develop critically thinking, self-motivated, problem-solving individuals who participate actively in their communities, we must have an educational system and educational approaches that model and support this" (p. 94). This educational approach is Outdoor Education. Outdoor Education and its related educational theories have been lauded for their ability to extend classroom learning (Anonymous, 1989) and to create students that are able to think critically about their experiences (Dewey, 1938). It is important to begin with a discussion of seminal educational theorists to create a theoretical framework for this branch of education.
Robbins, Annie, "Synthesizing the Outdoor Education Literature to Create a Definition and List of Primary Objectives" (2015). SMTC Plan B Papers. 6.