Meet James Raffan. Speaker, Author. Adventurer.

OEffective Education: Rethinking the value of experiential education

OEffective EducationAs a leader in Outdoor and Experiential Education, James has often challenged the status quo, insisting that these forms of education will remain marginal until and unless their proponents willingly and enthusiastically enter the educational main stream.  This presentation, which begins with a critique for Dialogue Magazine in which he suggests that Outdoor Education has failed, he picks up the idea of OEeffective Education which is all about integration of experience into mainstream curricula and the embracing by educators of the notion of building personal knowledge—”the only knowledge that matter … the knowledge that drives action”—throughout conventional schooling at whatever level.

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