In Wild Travellers, we adopt WT EBLM as our learning methodology!
This Experience-Based Learning Model is created by Wild Travellers, with the realization that Adventurers, just like you and me, required a well-articulated methodology to guide us in our learning during the adventure process, as well as to enhance and maximize learning that can be acquired from the adventure experience.
This model defines and specifies what Experience-Based Learning is all about. Looking at WT EBLM, the cyclic processes represent effective and quality Experiential Learning in the Adventure and the outer circle embodies the WT Experiential Learning context. It can be applied in specific indoor or outdoor activities as well as small or large scale Adventures. The WT EBLM can further be brought into personal life or school and work environment, where Adventurers adopt the model to aid them in their learning as well as deriving important principles and learning content in their life. Thus it strives to promote self-initiated lifelong learning among the Adventurers.
The WT Experience-Based Learning Cycle begins with a FOCUS for the Adventure; next, moving into ACTION during the Adventure; then to PROCESS those experiences into learning; lastly to MASTER learning so as to transfer to the next activity, personal life or even to schools & organizations. This complete cyclical process will allow the Adventurer to learn new skills, new attitudes & behaviours or even entirely new ways of thinking. It will repeat itself throughout the Adventure, and may even be brought into the Adventurers' life consciously. This conscious attention to processing learning develops an upward or outwardly expanding spiral, so that with each new experience, the Adventurers can develops greater ability to analyse, generalize and transfer learning, and also recognises how each level is linked and interconnected to the other.
Without the context, the learning will never be maximized. It is important that all Adventurers have a good and clear understanding of the:
- Purpose and Objective of the Adventure
- Adventure Environment
- Community-Based Learning and
- Desired Outcomes from the Adventure
as they comes together to support and shape the specific contents of Experience-Based Learning.
The WT EBLM can be applied to all strategies of educating and learning, and to personal & interpersonal relationships and skills that cultivate the adventure learning community.
7 Core Values
These set of core values are the foundation of our culture. They arise for the purpose of shaping character and guiding us to attain personal and interpersonal growth. By infusing these core values with leadership development; our staffs will not only have the skills and capabilities, but also uphold positive and distinctive virtue. These values define and direct who we are, why, how and what we do.
We value life; with detailed risk management, we accept risks as part of the learning process and
all decisions will be made so that no life will be placed at risk.
Leadership is a process; we believe everyone is a leader in his own rights and gives everyone a chance to lead, to excel and to inspire others.
We believe that education should be inspiring, challenging and fun; helping people to develop leadership, character & skills.
We love the wilderness, have a passion for venturing outdoor and are determined to overcome all risks and obstacles ahead.
We are proficient and reliable in our roles and responsibilities, striving for excellence and serving with integrity.
We think creatively while giving every idea a chance; an opportunity to shine.
We share the same beliefs & passion, treating each other with care & respect as we would like others to treat us; working as a team, united as a community.
Wild Travellers provides tailored programmes for schools and organisations in the above 5 categories. Goals, objectives as well as other requirements of the Adventure are first gathered from our clients during the consultation phase before the Adventure is brought back to base for our programme designers to decipher and craft. The result is a tailored to fit Adventure programme for our clients run by EO Trainers and Facilitators whom has been instilled in them, the EO Methodology as well as the purpose and intention of the Adventure.
The Character Development programme focuses on basic desirable values a person should develop in order to be an individual that will be able to communicate, work and live with others. The one value Exclusive Outdoor has a greater emphasis on more than other values is, Resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover readily from any form of adversity and not being coward by any obstacle ahead and this programme is designed to be one that will be challenging for anyone to better themselves.
Activities in the programme will allow the Adventures to discover themselves, together with others and from the post-activities review, let them reflect on themselves and others, forming a learning and growing community that becomes stronger as each activity ends and the programme coming to a closure. The Adventurers will be able to pick up various life and social skills like problem solving, communication, fire starting are the few among others that will prove to be useful for the Adventures in the future.
Wild Travellers's Leadership Development focuses highly on the metal development of the Adventurers, improving their awareness, good and quick thinking skills. To prepare the Adventurers of today to be Leaders of tomorrow, Adventurers will get the opportunity to lead several types of team during the course of the programme, preparing them for the future challenges of leading different teams with dissimilar skills, attributes and attitudes.
the programme is also one that will constantly test the leadership ability of the Adventurer and groom them to be an outstanding Leader. Not only will they be able to learn man-management skills, they will also be exposed to the challenge of making tough decisions. The Adventurers will be able to pick up communication skills, develop their resilience as well as enhancing their thinking skills, thus making them a better Leader.
Arriving as Individuals, departing as a Team. Come in as Teams, leave as an Organization." The statement serves as the goal of the Team Building Programme of Exclusive Outdoor. The programme is designed to improve and demonstrate the importance of both the communication skills and understanding between team members. Throughout the programme, Adventurers will be required to work together closely and co-operatively in order to achieve success in their task or a challenge between teams.
The programme also doubles up as a golden opportunity for Adventurers to stay and live together in the same environment for a period of time, allowing them to learn the weaknesses as well as the strength of each other. When the Adventure comes to an end, there will not be any more weaknesses in the team as they would have learnt to overcome each other's weaknesses with their own strength.
An Educational Adventure provides a distinctive platform for teachers to teach and students to learn. With nature taking the role of a school and rivers, forests, swamps or even the farms as classrooms, students will get up close with knowledge which they previously can only imagine and be seen on books. There are endless possibility of subjects that can be taught, knowledge that can be learned and creative questions and challenges that will provoke the dynamic mind of the students, and thus redefining learning. The goal of the educational trip will not rest solely on picking up knowledge but also having fun as well as building an unbreakable bond between students and teachers, forming a close knitted groups of learners.