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Leisure Education Program Planning, 5th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-95281-504-1

Author(s): John Dattilo

Copyright year: 2021

Edition: 5th

Other Formats: Print

pages: 359

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As we grow through leisure education, we tend to manage challenges to leisure and gravitate to positive experiences. These positive encounters transport us toward achieving the ultimate goals of experiencing leisure, being happy, and flourishing.

The intention of Leisure Education Program Planning, fifth edition, is to share information with readers to develop a sense of competence in providing a balanced and systematic approach to leisure education that helps people experience wonder and amazement through leisure. To achieve this purpose, the book provides a sequential explanation about how to transform the model (depicted on the cover) into a guide for planning, implementing, and evaluating leisure education.

Leisure Education Program Planning, fifth edition,  describes synergistic goals of leisure education to assist people in experiencing leisure, embracing happiness, and flourishing. The approach described in this text offers guidance for readers to become effective professionals. Readers will find this fifth edition of Leisure Education Program Planning to be meaningful and helpful in facilitating leisure through leisure education.


About the Author  


SECTION A: How Do We Get Started?

1 An Introduction: A Journey  


To Begin

Moving Beyond Helplessness

Discovering Self-Determination

Finding Balance

My Journey with Leisure Education

Generating a Personal Mission Statement


2 Goals of Leisure Education, Part I: Leisure


What Is Not Leisure?

What Is Leisure?


3 Goals of Leisure Education, Part II: Happiness and Flourishing


What Is Happiness?

What Is Flourishing?


4   Principles of Leisure Education


What Is the Relevance of Intrinsic Motivation?

What Is the Relevance of Self-Determination?

What Is the Relevance of Flow?

What Is the Relevance of Optimum Arousal?

What Is the Relevance of Savoring?

What Is the Relevance of Positivity?


5   Leisure Education


Why Use Social Justice as the Framework for Leisure Education?

What Is Leisure Education?

What Does Leisure Education Do?

How Do We Address Challenges to Leisure? 5


6   Constraints to Leisure


What Historical Occurrences Influence Leisure?

How Does Society Influence Leisure Attitudes?

What Are Constraints to Leisure?



Section B: What Has to Be Done?

7   A Balanced Approach to Leisure Education


What Perspectives Encourage a Balanced Approach?

What Are Concepts that Promote a Balanced Approach?


8   Recommendations for Leisure Education


What Are Some General Recommendations for Leisure Education?

What Are Some Models of Leisure Education?

What Are Leisure Education Curricula and Program Manuals?


9   Effects of Leisure Education


Programs for Older Adults

Programs for People with Cognitive Challenges

Programs for People Receiving Mental Health Services

Programs for People with Chemical Dependence and Prevention of Substance Abuse

Programs for People Experiencing Abuse

Programs for People with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Disease

Programs for People Experiencing Incarceration  

Programs for Parents and Caregivers

Programs for High School and College Students

Programs Limited in Duration

Programs Raising Expectations

Support for Leisure Education



Section C: How Do We Teach Content?

10  Components of Leisure Education


How Do We Develop a Leisure Ethic?

How Do We Become Self-Aware Relative to Leisure?

How Do We Encourage Exploration of Leisure Opportunities?

How Do We Develop Knowledge and Skills about Making Leisure Choices?

How Do We Develop Social Interaction Knowledge and Skills?

How Do We Develop Leisure Decision-Making Knowledge and Skills?

How Do We Develop Recreation Activity Knowledge and Skills?

How Do We Manage Challenges to Leisure?


11  Cultural Considerations for Leisure Education


What Is the Vocabulary of Multiculturalism?

What Do We Consider When Working in Multicultural Contexts?


12  Ability Considerations for Leisure Education


What Are Some General Considerations when Making Adaptations?

What Aspects of a Program Can Be Adapted? 164



Section D: How Do We Teach Process?

13  Systematic Programming for Leisure Education


What Specific Leisure Education Programs Are Included in this Text?

What Is the Format for Specific Programs?

What Is the Educational Structure for Specific Programs?

Considerations for Educational Structure

How Can Specific Programs Reach Out into the Community?


14  Teaching Techniques for Leisure Education


How Do We Prepare an Appropriate Session?

How Do We Prepare the Environment?

How Do We Gain Knowledge of the Session?

How Do We Present an Effective Introduction?

How Might We Implement an Activity?

How Do We Prompt Behaviors?

How Do We Present an Effective Conclusion?


15  Processing in Leisure Education


What Is Processing?

What Are Various Forms of Processing?

What Does Research Tell Us about Processing?



Section E: What Are Some Examples?

Program 1

Program 2

Program 3

Program 4

Program 5

Program 6


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