The Productive Success and Productive Failure Beliefs and Practices of Outdoor Educators

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612814
Title:
The Productive Success and Productive Failure Beliefs and Practices of Outdoor Educators
Author:
Riley, Michael Jason
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study investigated the success and failure beliefs, instructional practices, and personal learning preferences of outdoor adventure education (OAE) instructors, and explored factors that influenced these beliefs, practices, and preferences. While statistical analysis did not show significant differences among the various demographic categories on success beliefs, instructional practices, or personal learning preferences, there were significant differences in the magnitude of reported failure beliefs. Results from this study showed that OAE instructors' age, their professional experience, their employer, and the activities they teach affect their failure beliefs. Furthermore, OAE instructors indicated that success instructional techniques, like implementing scaffolding, should be used at the onset of a course or when a new skill is being introduced, while failure techniques should be employed as students gain experience or as a perception check to assess competence. The implications of these findings for OAE instructors is discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
outdoor education instruction; productive failure; productive success; teacher's beliefs; Educational Psychology; outdoor adventure education
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Educational Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Marx, Ronald

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Productive Success and Productive Failure Beliefs and Practices of Outdoor Educatorsen_US
dc.creatorRiley, Michael Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Michael Jasonen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the success and failure beliefs, instructional practices, and personal learning preferences of outdoor adventure education (OAE) instructors, and explored factors that influenced these beliefs, practices, and preferences. While statistical analysis did not show significant differences among the various demographic categories on success beliefs, instructional practices, or personal learning preferences, there were significant differences in the magnitude of reported failure beliefs. Results from this study showed that OAE instructors' age, their professional experience, their employer, and the activities they teach affect their failure beliefs. Furthermore, OAE instructors indicated that success instructional techniques, like implementing scaffolding, should be used at the onset of a course or when a new skill is being introduced, while failure techniques should be employed as students gain experience or as a perception check to assess competence. The implications of these findings for OAE instructors is discussed.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectoutdoor education instructionen
dc.subjectproductive failureen
dc.subjectproductive successen
dc.subjectteacher's beliefsen
dc.subjectEducational Psychologyen
dc.subjectoutdoor adventure educationen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorMarx, Ronalden
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCaslin, Maryen
dc.contributor.committeememberManoli, Costasen
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.