1998 年 2 巻 1 号 p. 31-37
Outdoor activities together with peers play an important role in the mental and physical development of children. But, today, there are few chances for children to play outdoor. There is another problem that there are onlya small number of teachers who have sufficient knowledge of outdoor activities.
This study examines the efficacy of tae lecture, “Theory and Practice on Outdoor Education”, which has givenlast two years as a teacher training program. In the academic year 1997, students learned outdoor activities suchas striking fire from Maikiri, messtin cookout, Japanese snowshoes making.Almost students didn't have chanceto experience before, they acquired fundamental knowledges and skills with impression.In 1998 academic year, this lecture held in combination with “Friendship Project for Teacher Training Course supported by the Ministryof Education”.In this combinated lecture, the students learned outdoor activities and taught them for primaryschool students as a leader.The result of the venture lecture showed the following efficacy; 1) outdoor activitiesare effective for education, 2) teaching experience on outdoor activity to children is effective for students ofteacher training course to understanding children, 3) this lecture is a necessary program for teacher training curriculum.