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Title page for ETD etd-10132009-110213

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Saitow, Ann
URN etd-10132009-110213
Title Educational Travel and Adolescent Development
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Department Interdisciplinary Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
David Erickson Committee Chair
David Aronofsky Committee Member
Francine O'Reilly Committee Member
Ryan Tolleson-Knee Committee Member
Shawn Clouse Committee Member
Stephen Greymorning Committee Member
  • experiential learning
  • nontraditional schooling
  • middle school curriculum
  • educational travel
  • biological adaptation
  • adolescent development
Date of Defense 2009-01-01
Availability unrestricted
Educational travel forms the basis for novel learning experiences that enhance adolescent development by enabling students to make choices about their own survival in an unfamiliar setting. This biological adaptation is driven by stimulation of the midbrain which produces high levels of dopamine, the chemical associated with learning. The elements of educational travel that promote sustained adolescent learning are: clear communication, commitment and action, communal trust and respect, maturity developed through assigned responsibilities and exposure to varied life circumstances, flexibility, and transition back to traditional school environments.
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