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Kurt Hahn on his 80th birthday.

Kurt Hahn was a key figure in the development of experiential education. He was the founder of the the Atlantic College, the first United World College, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Gordonstoun, Outward Bound, and Salem. In addition, many other institutions, such as the Atlantic Challenge, the Kurt Hahn Trust, and Round Square, were initiated by others who were inspired by his ideas.

He was born June 5th, 1886 and died December 14th, 1974. is dedicated to his philosophy and the role of his ideas in the future of experiential education. On this Web site you will find biographical information, links to schools inspired by his philosophy, and a selection of his writings. This is a non-profit site and no material from this site should be used in for-profit activities.

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Special thanks to the Outward Bound International Archives and Mark Zelinski for photographs.

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