Die effek van \'n avontuurgerigte ervaringsleerprogram op die persoonlike funksionering van jeugdiges

  • S Tesnear
  • C du P. Meyer
Keywords: Youth, Personal functioning, Experiential learning, Adventure education.

Abstract



The research focus on the effect of an adventure-based experiential learning programme on the personal functioning of youth. For the purpose of this study twenty-eight (n=18 males and n=10 females) participants between the ages of 17-19 years participated and were tested on three occasions. The effect on personal functioning was determined by means of “The Comprehensive Functioning Inventory: (CFI-Post)”. Data analysis was performed using PASWIN 2000. Practical significance was established by means of effect size. For the development of the adventure-based experiential learning programme a complete personal functioning profile was compiled. The conclusion of this study was that an adventure-based experiential learning programme had a positive impact (with an effect size of d>0.5) on the personal functioning of the youth and thus can be used as an intervention tool.

Keywords: Youth; Personal functioning; Experiential learning; Adventure education.

South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation Vol. 30 (2) 2008: pp. 107-119
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