Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Fine Arts (Integrated Arts and Education)
Department or School/College
Creative Pulse Program
Ann C. Wright
Randy Bolton, Karen Kaufmann
community adventure, experiential learning, leadership, seventh grade, urban adventure
University of Montana
During this project seventh grade students and I collaborated to accomplish the goal of building a relationship between the seventh and fifth grades so the younger students could feel safe and welcome at our school. I used a teaching approach based on the elements of adventure and the experiential cycle of learning to help seventh grade students develop leadership skills. Team building activities and a community adventure brought the seventh and fifth graders together. The leadership role of the seventh graders during these events served as the catalyst for building a positive caring relationship between the two grades.
Maul-Smith, Christopher Roland, "Engaging Community and Developing Leadership Through Adventure and Experiential Learning" (2009). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 373.
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