To facilitate replication of the program on other campuses, two
one-hour films were produced with the collaboration of Outward Bound.
The first film depicts 11 initiatives, customized to engineering
needs and issues, and the second film depicts facilitating techniques
used in presenting these initiatives.
In each film,
no actors were used, only actual Cooper Union faculty and students.
While the sound is not the best at times, due to many and varied
locations and to changing equipment, we believe the films provide
excellent teaching tools for transferring Cooper Union’s work
with Outward Bound, in the area of initiatives, to other campuses.
In fact, the initiatives require no special equipment or resources
and can be conducted indoors or outdoors at any school.
links provide access to clips from these films:
to Initiatives [Real Media file]
• Initiatives part 1
[Real Media file] [49 MB]
• Initiatives part 2
[Real Media file] [43 MB]
addition, the films depict the seriousness with which both Cooper
Union and Outward Bound have undertaken this collaboration.
The accompanying materials, a nicely boxed set of manuals, tee-shirt,
book, and videos, provide a good beginning teaching tool for
the introduction of experiential learning at engineering schools
Click here to
download the PDF of "Enhancing
Engineering through Experiential Learning," a manual produced
at the Cooper Union to accompany the films mentioned above.
Portions of "Reflections on Design Principles" and "Indoor/Outdoor
Team-Building for Trainers" were distributed to workshop participants.
Their bibliographic information follows:
Emily. Reflections on Design Principles. USA: Expeditionary
Learning Outward Bound, 1998.
Harrison. Indoor/Outdoor Team-Building Games for Trainers.
NY: McGraw Hill.