Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The question addressed by this research study was, “What are the impacts of an experiential-based learning opportunity?” Participants of the study were high school students enrolled in an elective summer field-experience course. Students completed a survey prior to the nine-day canoe trip in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota. This survey provided background information on the participants’ general interest in the environment, self-confidence, and ability to communicate effectively. Following the field-experience, students completed a similar survey. The data collected was analyzed using methods for a qualitative research study. The results indicated that after participating in a field-experience course students reported a greater appreciation for the environment, a sense of personal growth, and an increased ability to communicate effectively.
Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)
Ronglien, Allison, "The Impacts of an Experiential-Based Learning Opportunity" (2016). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4254.