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KNOWLEDGE BASE

PCYC Bornhoffen is committed to professional practice, learning and development.

 

We continue operating at the forefront of our industry, developing our knowledge base through ongoing education, reflection, research, and peer-reviewed articles.

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Peer Reviewed Articles & Literature Reviews

Articles & Literature

University Research & Evaluations

University Research

Annual Reviews & Social Impact Reports

Annual Reviews & Impact reports

Significant Theories, Authors & Texts 

Sinificant Theories, Authors & Texts

The following theoretical concepts, authors and texts have played a pivotal role in our approach to youth development, learning, facilitation and leadership.

Underpinning Principles and Theories:

  • Experiential Learning

  • Adventure Based Learning

  • Group Work

  • Facilitation & Reflective processes

  • Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) - Ethical Principles

  • Nature Based Experiences

  • FUNN (Functional Understanding not necessary)

  • Stages of Group Development

  • Continuum of Experience

  • Challenge by Choice

  • Strengths-based Approach

  • Collaborative Practice

  • Community Development principles

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Common Approach - Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

  • Contemporary Leadership Theory

 

Texts

  • Experiential Learning (Fourth Edition) - A practical guide for training, coaching and education: Colin Beard and John P Wilson

  • Adventure Education - Theory and Application (Project Adventure): Dick Prouty, Jane Panicucci & Rufus Collinson

  • Helping Groups to Be Effective (Second Edition): Bob Dick

  • Exploring Islands of Healing - New Perspectives on Adventure Based Counseling: Jim Schoel & Richard S. Maizell

  • Outdoor Safety - Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders: New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Inc.

  • The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide (NOLS): Mark Harvey

  • The Bottomless Bag (Second Edition): Karl Rohnke

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Second Edition): Claire Kelly, Betty Kitchener and Anthony Jorm

  • Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Stephen R. Covey

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Sean Covey

  • Principle Centred Leadership: Stephen R. Covey

  • Outdoor Activities - Guidelines for Leaders: Education Outside New Zealand

  • Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming: Simon Priest & Michale A. Gass

  • Adventure Programming: John C. Miles & Simon Priest

  • Leadership in Leisure Services Making a Difference (Second Edition): Deborah J. Jordan

  • First Things First: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill & Rebecca R. Merrill

  • The Complete Facilitator's Handbook: John Heron

  • Developing Communities for the Future (Third Edition): Susan Kenny

  • The Strengths Approach: Wayne McCashen

  • Getting Our Act together - How to Harness the Power of Groups: Glen Ochre

  • Golden Nuggets - Readings for Experiential Education: Jim Schoel & Mike Stratton

  • 7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence: Pattrick E. Merlevede, Denis Bridoux & Rudy Vandamme

  • NLP Workbook - A practical guide to achieving the results you want: Joseph O'Connor

  • New Leaders - Transforming the Art of Leadership into the Science of Results: Daniel Goleman

  • Australian Leisure (Second Edition): AJ Veal & Rob Lynch

  • Outdoor Programs for Young Offenders in Detention - An Overview: Susan Reddrop

  • The Strait Talk Manual - Options for Kids: Diane Brokenshire

  • The Path of Least resistance: Robert Fritz

  • Power Principle: Blaine Lee

  • The Whole Brian Business Book: (Second Edition): Herrmann & Herrmann-Nehdi

  • Group Action: T. Martin Ringer

  • Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

  • Working With Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

  • The New Leaders: Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McFee

  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life: Adams

  • The Speed of Trust - The One Thing That Changes Everything: Stephen M.R Covey & Rebecca Merrill

  • Destructive Emotions: The Dalai Lama & Daniel Goleman

  • First Things First: Stephen R. Covey & A Roger Merrill

  • Quick Silver: Rohnke & Butler

  • Good Practice Principles for Youth Development Organisations: Katheryn Seymour

  • How to Have a Beautiful Mind: Edward de Bono

  • Lead Yourself: Mick Cope

  • The Spirit of Adventure: Colin Mortlock

  • Ecological Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

  • Dealing With the Tuff Staff: Hill, Hill & Richardson

  • A Leaders Legacy: Kouzes & Posner

  • Inverting The Pyramid - Enhancing Systems for Protecting Children: ARACY

  • An Introductionto Inclusive Practices: Willing and Able

  • Generation Alpha - Understanding our Children and Helping Them Thrive: Mark McCrindle & Ashley Fell

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