Skills for adolescence and the science classroom
Cunnington, Lydia Luisa
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This study aims to describe the influence adventure character education has on the science classroom experience, specifically related to the translation of the concepts of respect, communication, cooperation, and trust developed in the adventure education program. It also aims to ascertain if students recognize the connections made between the two areas of their education experience. The research question investigated in the study is: What is the influence of the students’ participation in adventure character education on their science learning thexperiences? The study involved 39 participants who were 7 grade students in their second year of an adventure character education program. Data collection involved written responses to hypothetical science classroom vignettes and a short semi-structured interview. Interpretive case study methodology was used to describe and analyze the results of the investigation. The results indicate that translation of learning experiences is occurring between the adventure character education program and the science classroom but is more evident for some concepts than for others. Key Words: character education, experiential education, adventure education, Experiential Learning Theory, Experiential Learning Cycle, interpretive case study methodology.