Exploring a semi-immersive experiential program and the development of 21st century skills with early adolescent boys

Author Identifier

Meaghan Cunnington


Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - ECU Access Only


Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education

First Supervisor

Nicola F. Johnson

Second Supervisor

Henny Nastiti


To prepare students to live and contribute productively in the contemporary world, global policy and curricula has promoted the development of 21st century skills, such as communication, leadership, and personal and social responsibility. This study explored the efficacy to develop 21st century skills of one semi-immersive experiential education program for early adolescent boys. Using a mixed-methods approach, data was collected from students, parents and teachers involved in one iteration of the 10-week program. Findings reveal aspects which could increase the potential of this program - relevant to other contexts as the call to develop 21st century skills is widespread.

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