Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Activity and Leadership Methods
R270 | 18133 | Aiko Yoshino


Description of course content:
This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about
leadership methods applied to the recreation field. The course will
focus on theory, technique, and application of personal leadership
skills in recreation settings.  Students will be introduced to
leadership styles, characteristics, and practices including group
dynamics and direct service leadership methods. Finally, students will
develop and lead group activities using a recreation
activity-programming model.

Required Book List:
Leadership in Recreation by Ruth V. Russell, (3rd edition), McGraw
Hill, 2005.


Summary of Assignments:
Conceptual-learning components of the assignments include (1) field
experience observation paper, (2) reflective journal on leadership,
and (3) written examinations. Experiential-learning components include
(4) leading recreational activities in the class, (5) leading final
program and its portfolio. Active participation and reading are
essential course requirements to be successful in this class.