Social Development and Models for Learning/ Orienteering
As written in the first blog outdoor adventurous activities can have influence on the social development. In this connection, leadership, responsibility and team work are important values. However the learning outcomes depend on the competence, experience and the challenge. It is crucial for the teacher to develop appropriate challenges for the participants. This is not easy because participants, of course, have different competences in each activity. The challenges should never be too boring and not too difficult.
As we experienced in our orienteering session during the lecture, team work/building can be a complex thing, especially if the members do not really know each other. A lack of communication can be the consequence. The members do not know about the qualities and the characteristics. So, there are no norms and nobody has a specific role. In the end we get lost. I guess it just needs time and practice to become a team.