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Training the Mind Through the Body

James Neill
Last updated:
01 Jun 2004

Training the mind through the body (Kurt Hahn)

A main theory in outdoor education is that of "training the mind through the body".  In the early days of Outward Bound, Kurt Hahn emphasized that Outward Bound was training through the body, not for the body.  Read more about Kurt Hahn's philosophy of education, including his antidotes to the diseases of modern youth.