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Ten Expeditionary Learning Principles
(based on the ideas of Kurt Hahn & other educational leaders)

James Neill
Last updated:
09 Mar 2005

Ten Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Design Principles

These 10 principles, which seek to describe a caring, adventurous school culture and approach to learning, were drawn from the ideas of Kurt Hahn and other education leaders for use in Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound (ELOB) schools.

  1. The primacy of self-discovery
  2. The having of wonderful ideas
  3. The responsibility for learning
  4. Empathy and caring
  5. Success and failure
  6. Collaboration and competition
  7. Diversity and inclusion
  8. The natural world
  9. Solitude and reflection
  10. Service and compassion

Download a 1 page PDF with a short description of each learning principle
(www.elob.org/help/DesignPrinciples.pdf)