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ERIC Number: EJ1124894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Making Gains: The Impact of Outdoor Residential Experiences on Students' Examination Grades and Self-Efficacy
Fuller, Carol; Powell, Daisy; Fox, Simon
Educational Review, v69 n2 p232-247 2017
In this paper we explore the role of outdoor residential experiences on the sense of efficacy and examination attainment of a group of under achieving students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The article reports on a three year project which focuses on two groups of Year 9 (age 14) to Year 11 (age 16) students. The results reported here strongly suggest that the impact of these visits has been significant in terms of students' sense of confidence and efficacy and had a statistically significant impact on formal examination results in school. We conclude by suggesting that outdoor residential experiences have real educational value for those that take part and, given the evidence provided, believe this poses an interesting question as to whether the classroom should remain the primary site of learning because of the ways it develops positive outcomes within school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 11; Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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