OLE 2250 Introduction to Outdoor Experiential Education

Adventure Based Learning (ABL) is the deliberate use of sequenced activities such as games, trust activities, and problem solving initiatives, for the personal and social development of participants that involve both physical and intellectual challenge. The setting is generally out of doors. ABL is experiential in nature, and espouses the importance of student engagement; fun during educational experiences has been shown to enhance the retention of knowledge. Outcomes of ABL include increased sense of trust of self and others, improvement in self-image and self-efficacy, teamwork and problem solving skills, intellectual flexibility and student engagement. This class will be a combination of theoretical foundations and hands on activities to introduce the students to the field of ABL and potential areas of use.


4 sh


  • Fall
  • Spring

Previous Course Number

ABL 225

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