Adventure Education as part of the school curriculum, can this have an effect on autistic adolescents?

Wedden, D. (2018) Adventure Education as part of the school curriculum, can this have an effect on autistic adolescents? Undergraduate theses, University of Chichester.

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The objective of this study was to explore the use of Adventure Education on students
taken from a school who specialises in children who have a diagnosis of autism. The
greater aim of this study is to gain an understanding of whether Adventure Education
should be more involved within the National Curriculum, by using a variety of activities
throughout a one-week period assessing mood state after each activity and correlating
data from the first day to the last and then seeing if there has been a long-term difference
by using a four-week retention period.
Overall, despite small sample size of this study did not provide sufficient data in which
to draw a conclusion with confidence. The study did demonstrate a short-term benefit
to students from the activities throughout the intervention week. Information taken from
the parents and teachers reiterates that there can be a benefit from Adventure Education
interventions. Therefore, if the school were to introduce more Adventure Education
throughout their schooling days, there will be an increased benefit for their students,
with a longer-term effect. Teachers working with autistic adolescents should consider
the use of Adventure Education within their curriculum because of the points discussed
throughout this study.

Publication Type: Theses (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Adventure Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Adventure Education
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 14:57

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