Adventure Education as a Christian Formation Tool for Increased Self-Awareness of Young Adults in the Dominican Republic

  • Rhoda Martin

Abstract

This article is based on a masters-level capstone project that developed, tested, and evaluated a 5-6 hour adventure education learning event with three groups of participants in the Dominican Republic, as a formation tool for increased self-awareness, toward holistic Christian formation. Though hypotheses were not all supported, the project confirmed what the literature indicates, that through facilitated adventure education, participants can learn a lot about themselves in a relatively short time.   This understanding can affect intra-personal, interpersonal and group interaction, aiding in formation and discipleship.  Adventure education experiences can allow individuals and groups to face reality, taking physical, emotional and relational risks, while experiencing a safe environment that encourages core values and strengths to emerge.

Published
Dec 20, 2017
How to Cite
MARTIN, Rhoda. Adventure Education as a Christian Formation Tool for Increased Self-Awareness of Young Adults in the Dominican Republic. Glocal Conversations, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 34-50, dec. 2017. ISSN 2296-7176. Available at: <https://gc.uofn.edu/index.php/gc/article/view/77>. Date accessed: 12 nov. 2019.