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The path less traveled: A phenomenological understanding of adventure-based professional development
Broda, Matthew W

2007, PHD, Kent State University, College of Education, Health, and Human Services / Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies.
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the lived experiences of the participants in a 3-day adventure-based professional development experience as a collegial cohort. The cohort in this study represented middle and elementary school teachers from within the same school district. Despite the current adventure-based professional development opportunities that exist for teachers, the research shows a lack of understanding related to how colleagues experience such an opportunity. The study focuses on the expectations participants bring to these experiences, the perceptions and interpretations of the experience itself, and the perceived personal and professional impact of participating in such an experience. These understandings are pursued through a hermeneutic phenomenological process in an effort to illuminate the lived experiences of participants in these adventure settings. The findings from this study indicated a transformative effect that transcended the participants’ personal and professional lives. This capacity carries various implications for the conception for professional development experiences, as well as the way in which experience is theorized within a curriculum.
Teresa Rishel (Advisor)
248 p.

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