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ERIC Number: EJ899639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Free Life: A Report from the "Outdoor Life for Women" Program in Sweden
Stenberg, Kerstin
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n3 p29-33 Spr 2007
The Swedish national curriculum, in its aims for sport and health, places specific emphasis on outdoor life both for recreation and as the basis of good health. Since it is often women that work in preschool, infant and junior schools, the author felt it important that these teachers be given the opportunity to develop their skills, competence and personal insight in order to be more willing and capable of leading outdoor life activities. On this basis, in 2000 the author started "Outdoor Life for Women"--a free-standing course to be given by the Department of Educational Sciences at Lulea University of Technology. The course offers female teaching professionals the opportunity to increase their personal competence in the skills required to develop and lead outdoor life pursuits in their places of work and to see such activities as natural pedagogic tools to help individuals develop, irrespective of age or physical capability. The purpose of this paper is to describe the nature of the Outdoor Life for Women program, including empirical research that analyses the participants' experiences and outcomes of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden