Recreation Programming, 7th ed. - eText
Designing and Staging Leisure Experiences
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As the go-to book on programming for over 25 years for students and practitioners, Recreation Programming: Designing and Staging Leisure Experiences has become the leading text for teaching programming in over 100 higher education institutions in the United States and abroad.
The authors demonstrate a theory-based practice of programming that thoroughly covers the technical skills and knowledge that programmers need to design and stage engaging leisure experiences.
They clearly illustrate how to manage program services within the context of a specific agency through the Program Development Cycle©.
The authors facilitate learning and teaching with the active learning exercises in each chapter that require students to think and work like a programmer.
Other innovative features exclusive to the book are the Framed Experience Model© of program design for facilitating participant co-creation of experiences, use of visualization as a planning modality for experimenting with alternate program designs, integrated strategic and operational planning for program development, and the PMAS© (Program Management Accounting System).
Part I: Foundations for Programming
Chapter One: Basic Programming Concepts
Chapter Two: How Individuals Experience Leisure
Chapter Three: Six Key Elements of a Situated Activity System
Chapter Four: Outcome-Based Programming
Chapter Five: Developing Leisure Products in the Experience Economy
Chapter Six: Collaborating in Developing an Organization’s Programming Strategy
The Program Development Cycle
Part II: Determining Agency Culture
Chapter Seven: Developing the Agency’s Programming Mission
Chapter Eight: Developing Strategic Directions
Part III: Targeted Program Development
Chapter Nine: Obtaining Participant Input
Chapter Ten: Writing Program Outcome and Design Statements
Chapter Eleven: Program Design
Chapter Twelve: Creative Programming
Part IV: Operational Strategies
Chapter Thirteen: Preparing the Program Plan
Chapter Fourteen: Techniques for Program Promotion
Chapter Fifteen: Registration Procedures
Chapter Sixteen: Staffing and Supervising Program Operations
Chapter Seventeen: Developing a Program Pricing Philosophy
Chapter Eighteen: Determining Program Costs
Chapter Nineteen: Pricing Program Services
Part V: Follow-Up Analysis
Chapter Twenty: Program Evaluation Techniques
Chapter Twenty-One: Developing a Comprehensive Evaluation System
Chapter Twenty-Two: Making Decisions About Program Services