The World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education (WLCLE) is seeking:
1. Submissions for the development of an online Leisure Education Resource Hub
2. Abstracts for the Leisure Education Track of the 2014 Mobile Bay World Leisure Congress in Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA, September 7-12, 2014.
For questions, ideas or to get more involved with our Commission, email Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair alisonlink@....
Leisure Education Resource Hub
Our WLCLE steering committee is working on creating an online Leisure Education Resource Hub, collecting submissions to make available to all stakeholders.
What our Commission means by leisure education
We are not necessarily talking about the academic context of professional preparation for work within the leisure field but rather we are concerned with the ways and means through which individuals and groups acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that inform and determine their leisure functioning.
Partnership with LIN
This will be created with the generous support of Leisure Information Network (http://lin.ca/). We will be able to add our topics to be listed under their Featured Collections http://lin.ca/featured-collections.
Topics of types of submissions/resources we are looking for:
· Leisure Education Blog where key issues are identified, discussed, and debated (let us know
if you are interested in submitting blog posts as a one time contributor or ongoing).
Blog submissions will be forwarded to Dr. Charlene Shannon-McCallum
· What is meant by Leisure Education and related concepts?
· Historical/Theoretical Perspectives on leisure education
· Cultural perspectives on leisure education
· Syllabi for Leisure Education programs and initiatives
· Program materials in support of leisure education initiatives
· Books, Curricula, Implementation guides Position Papers (WLCLE)
· Contexts in which leisure education occurs (family, school, community- based, prison, etc)
· Policies in support of the inclusion of leisure education initiatives
· Evidence-Based Research on the impacts of leisure education
· Promoting Best Practices in leisure education
· Evaluation/Assessment Instruments
· Advocacy initiatives in support of leisure education
Submissions can be in the form of electronic documents or URL links to abstracts, journal articles, presentation papers, curricula, program materials, leisure education assessment instruments, reflections, and other materials. Please also send Leisure Education related bibliographies. First round submission deadline is February 15, 2014 to be part of our launch.
How to submit:
Email Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair at alisonlink@....
Include a designation of submission type for each submission (see list of types of submissions above). Please use the Subject Line: Leisure Education Resource Hub.
World Leisure Congress in 2014, September 7-12
We are seeking full participation in the next World Leisure Congress September 7-12, 2014, in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The conference is where our virtual community can meet in person to share, identify and advance our individual and collective leisure education goals and objectives. If you have an abstract to submit for the Leisure Education Track, follow this link: http://agora-abstracts.com/en/abstracts/worldleisure2014.
World Leisure Journal
The World Leisure Journal published a special issue focused on Leisure Education in March 2011. WLO members can access this issue of the World Leisure Journal by logging into the "Members Only" section of the the World Leisure website. Click here to sign in now or to complete the membership application to have online access to the entire World Leisure Journal click here.
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