An introduction to the constraints-led approach to learning in outdoor education
Participation in outdoor education is underpinned by a learner's ability to acquire skills in activities such as canoeing, bushwalking and skiing and consequently the outdoor leader is often required to facilitate skill acquisition and motor learning. As such, outdoor leaders might benefit from an appropriate and tested model on how the learner acquires skills in order to design appropriate learning contexts. This paper introduces an approach to skill acquisition based on ecological psychology and dynamical systems theory called the constraints-led approach to skills acquisition. We propose that this student-centred approach is an ideal perspective for the outdoor leader to design effective learning settings. Furthermore, this open style of facilitation is also congruent with learning models that focus on other concepts such as teamwork and leadership.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
Subjects: Studies, System theory, Educational leadership, Education, Dynamical systems
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|Keywords:||Constraints-Led Approach , Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning, Outdoor Education, Ecological Psychology , Dynamical Systems Theory, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Outdoor Council of Australia|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.|
|Deposited On:||31 Mar 2011 22:44|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 01:19|
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