Nature trails for elementary children

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dale Franklin Keller (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: Direct, purposeful experiences represent reality itself. Dr. Edgar Dale, Professor of Education and Head of the Curriculum Division, Bureau of Educational Research, Ohio State University declares: It (direct, purposeful experience) is the rich full-bodied experience that is the bed rock of all education. It is the purposeful experience that is seen, handled, touched, felt, smelled. It is the unabridged version of life itself--tangible experience, which we commonly refer to as 'something we can get your fingers on”, 'something you can sink your teeth into', etc. It i8 learning by direct participation with responsibility for the outcome.1 The nature trail offers direct participation for every child and is reality itself. No one in this type experience can escape the "wonders of nature."

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Language: English
Date: 1951
Nature trails $z North Carolina $z Guilford County
Nature study $x Activity programs
Nature centers

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