SEER

Symposium On Experiential Education Research

The Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) provides an outlet and venue for researchers in the field of experiential education to present, share, dialogue, and further develop their research ideas each year at the AEE International Conference.


Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) 2021

SEE THE 2021 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS HERE

Questions:

For questions please contact symposium co-chair, Dr. Ryan Zwart at ryan.zwart@montreat.edu

Research Symposium Co-Chairs

Dr. Ryan Zwart, Montreat College

Dr. Curt Davidson, California State University, Long Beach


Seeking Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) Coordinator (Volunteer Position)

The Symposium on Experiential Education Research provides an outlet and venue for researchers in the field of experiential education to present, share, dialogue, and further develop their ideas. The symposium involves the presentation of research papers from leading international scholars with facilitated discussion. SEER is held at Association for Experiential Education’s (AEE) Annual International Conferences.

AEE has made a commitment to reflect on and challenge ourselves in our work while leading with values of inclusivity and equity. Additionally, we have committed to think critically about how to ignite change in our work, studies and community. Therefore, we are reaching out to various outlets and groups to invite applicants to sit on the coordinating committee for SEER. It is our hope that each year the coordinating committee represents our commitment to equity and inclusion in a number of ways including race/ethnicity, gender, region, background, and experience.  This volunteer position will join a team of 2 other experienced coordinators to share responsibility for the effective conduction of SEER. 

Tasks:

1.      Managing and reviewing research submissions

2.      Managing and reviewing of abstracts

3.      Facilitating SEER at the time of the AEE International Conference 

Commitment:

A three-year commitment is requested starting now and ending with the completion of SEER for the 2023 Conference. 

Typically, submissions are reviewed in the Spring so the work load is heavier during the months of April and May. Generally three to five hours are spent per week reviewing abstracts during this time. The workload is substantially lighter during the rest of the months except for October and November. 

If interested in this position, please contact Ryan Zwert ryan.zwart@montreat.edu or Curt Davidson Curt.Davidson@csulb.edu for more information.


 Read The 2020 Abstracts 

The first SEER took place at AEE's 2001 International Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. Fittingly, it was Dr. Alan Ewert of Indiana University who conceived of and led the effort to establish that first SEER. A widely published researcher and author in the field of adventure-based education, Dr. Ewert is also known for his distinguished career in academia, three decades as an Outward Bound instructor, as holder of the Patricia and Joel Meier Outdoor Leadership Chair, past editor of the Journal of Experiential Education, and as fellow and past president of the prestigious Academy of Leisure Sciences. In providing the leadership to launch SEER, Dr. Ewert was giving back to the field that he has helped develop throughout his academic and professional career. The symposium occurs concurrently with the International AEE Conference each year and involves the presentation of research papers from leading international scholars in the field of experiential education. 

Read abstracts from past years here!