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The Great Outdoors and Beyond [microform] : Common Threads in Leadership Training on Land, in the Air, and in Space / Cheryl Irwin and Maurice Phipps
Bib ID 5583479
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Irwin, Cheryl
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
12 p. 
Summary

For over 7 years, the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) and three universities have been using a systematic approach to leadership training in the outdoors: the experiential leadership education (ELE) method. The effectiveness of this approach was investigated by an aerospace expert interested in leadership training for isolated groups. A single-case time series design was used in which the researcher became a student trainee in a WEA program. The trainee kept a journal and completed the Expedition Leader Style Analysis (ELSA) before and after the 10-day course. A group dynamics questionnaire was completed by all students. The course--the WEA National Standard Program for professionals in the field--was expeditionary and used the ELE method to teach the "people skills" of outdoor leadership. ELE was found to offer theory-based information in an experiential manner, as well as using helpful tools for student feedback. ELE provided a structured program in which students learned new concepts of leadership and decision-making based on the situational leadership model, and applied the theories in a daily journal-keeping exercise. Use of the ELSA inventory gave students a chance to evaluate their own decision-making objectively and to identify their own dominant or preferred style. Implications of the training for leadership and safety issues in the aviation industry are discussed. (SV)

Notes

ERIC Note: In: Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium Proceedings (2nd, Bradford Woods, IN, January 14-16, 1994); see RC 019 747.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aerospace Industry.  |  Experiential Learning.  |  Higher Education.  |  Leadership Styles.  |  Leadership Training.  |  Outdoor Education.  |  Outdoor Leadership.  |  Safety.  |  Self Evaluation (Individuals)  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Wilderness.  |  Expedition Education Situational Leadership Wilderness Education Association
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Phipps, Maurice, author
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