The World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education

The World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education (WLCLE) is seeking:
1. Submissions for the development of an online Leisure Education Resource Hub (First round submission deadline is Feb 15th to be part of our launch)
2. Abstracts for the Leisure Education Track of the World Leisure Congress in Mobile Bay, Alabama Sept 6-12, 2014.

For questions, ideas or to get more involved with our Commission, email Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair

Leisure Education Resource Hub
Our WLCLE steering committee is working on creating an online Leisure Education Resource Hub, collecting submissions to make available to all stakeholders.

Partnership with LIN
This will be created with the generous support of Leisure Information Network (LIN: We will be able to add our topics to be listed under their Featured Collections

What our Commission means by leisure education:
We are not necessarily talking about the academic context of professional preparation for work within the leisure field but rather we are concerned with the ways and means through which individuals and groups acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that inform and determine their leisure functioning.

Topics of types of submissions/resources we are looking for:
·      Leisure Education Blog where key issues are identified, discussed, and debated (let us now if you are interested in submitting blog posts as a one time contributor or ongoing).Blog submissions will be forwarded to Dr. Charlene Shannon
·      What is meant by Leisure Education and related concepts?
·      Historical/Theoretical Perspectives on leisure education
·      Cultural perspectives on leisure education
·      Syllabi for Leisure Education programs and initiatives
·      Program materials in support of leisure education initiatives
·      Books, Curricula, Implementation guides Position Papers (WLCLE)
·      Contexts in which leisure education occurs (family, school, community- based, prison, etc)
·      Policies in support of the inclusion of leisure education initiatives
·      Evidence-Based Research on the impacts of leisure education
·      Promoting Best Practices in leisure education
·      Evaluation/Assessment Instruments
·      Advocacy initiatives in support of leisure education
·      Other

Submissions can be in the form of electronic documents or URL links to abstracts, journal articles, presentation papers, curricula, program materials, leisure education assessment instruments, reflections, and other materials. Please also send Leisure Education related bibliographies.

1st round submission deadline Feb 15, 2014 to be part of our launch.
How to submit
Send an email to: 
Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair
  • Include a designation of submission type for each submission (see list of types of submissions above). 
  • Please use the Subject Line:  Leisure Education Resource Hub.

We are seeking full participation in the next World Leisure Congress September 6-12, 2014, in Mobile Bay, Alabama.  The conference is where our virtual community can meet in person to share, identify and advance our individual and collective leisure education goals and objectives.

If you have an abstract to submit for the Leisure Education Track, see the link below:


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