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Kennedy, Jay; Russell, Constance – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Increasing attention is being paid to gender in outdoor education, with scholars and practitioners sharing experiences of sexism and heterosexism and explicitly calling for an examination of hegemonic masculinity in the field. The purpose of this paper is to respond to that call by: summarizing scholarship on hegemonic and alternative…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Gender Bias, Masculinity, Cultural Influences
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O'Farrell, Paige; Liu, Hung-Ling – Education Sciences, 2020
The purpose of the study is to understand the challenges and opportunities of urban outdoor education centers in partnership and programming. The context for this study involves efforts by all-season outdoor education centers, Outdoor Campus (OC), in two urban areas in South Dakota (SD). Outdoor education scope and social-ecological framework were…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Partnerships in Education, Outreach Programs, Community Involvement
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Svobodová, Hana; Mísarová, Darina; Durna, Radek; Hofmann, Eduard – Journal of Geography, 2020
Outdoor education is a teaching strategy that is considered an integral component of geography education. This article deals with the benefits of outdoor education as perceived by teachers, pupils, and parents for learner development in the areas of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and interpersonal relationships. To obtain the data, the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Peacock, Jessica; Bowling, April; Finn, Kevin; McInnis, Kyle – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Outdoor education may positively impact the educational, physical, and emotional development of youth, but studies are sparse among urban children. Purpose: To investigate 1) physical activity (PA) levels in outdoor versus indoor education environments, 2) science learning gains during outdoor education, and 3) programmatic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activity Level, Science Instruction
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Su, Rung-Xuan; McLean, Scott; Dallat, Clare; Lane, Ben R. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Outdoor education programs have been shown to enhance the development of positive psychology and wellbeing in students. However, there is a lack of research investigating the specific components within outdoor education programs that may enhance positive psychology and, in particular, positive masculinity. The aim of the current study was to…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Adolescents
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Dyment, Janet E.; Chick, Helen L.; Walker, Christopher T.; Macqueen, Thomas P. N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This theoretical paper examines the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and explores how it might contribute to conversations around quality teaching and learning in outdoor education. This paper begins by summarizing the historical and contemporary literature, including issues of definitions, curriculum, content, and pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Quality, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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Sabet, Michelle – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2018
This article explores some of the benefits of outdoor education and examines some of the historical approaches taken to outdoor education, with an emphasis on current trends in the field. Specifically, fostering environmental stewardship through connections to the outdoors, incorporating Indigenous perspectives into practice, and place-based…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Trends, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education
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Kummings, John K.; Tomarchio, Maria; d'Aprile, Gabriella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors provide examples of outdoor education projects from Italy and the United States, along with some specific ideas teachers can use to start their own outdoor learning projects to bring problem-based and project-based learning into the curriculum.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
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Meals, Anthony; Washburn, Shannon – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
A Delphi survey was conducted with 30 outdoor education experts in Kansas. Participant responses helped frame a Kansas definition of outdoor education and identified essential educational goals and outcomes, critical components for effective outdoor education programming, and barriers facing outdoor education in Kansas. The study highlights…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Delphi Technique, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper aims to contribute to on-going discussion about the teaching and learning strategies used in effective outdoor education programmes. A naturalistic inquiry was conducted with two schools that participated in 28-day outdoor education programmes facilitated by the same outdoor provider in Australia. Data were collected through five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Adventure Education
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Remington, Tara; Legge, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This research examines teaching outdoor education in two rural primary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. The aim was to give "voice" to how outdoor education is taught, programmed and understood. Underpinning the research was the question: what factors enable/constrain teachers' ability to implement outdoor education? The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
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Field, Stephanie C.; Lauzon, Lara L.; Meldrum, John T. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
Limited qualitative research exists on the experiences of outdoor education leaders. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the job-related experiences of outdoor education leaders within and outside the workplace. Five participants who had experience as outdoor education leaders completed in-depth, one-on-one interviews about…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research, Wellness
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Pyun, Do Young; Wang, Chee Keng John; Koh, Koon Teck – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The purposes of this study were to propose a model of cognitive learning outcomes in outdoor education and examine their relationships with two antecedents (quality of support resource and involvement) and one consequence (satisfaction). A total of 343 physical education student teachers in Singapore completed a questionnaire upon completion of a…
Descriptors: Models, Factor Analysis, Cognitive Development, Structural Equation Models
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Cure, Samuel; Hill, Allen; Cruickshank, Vaughan – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2018
Within many contemporary social, workplace and sporting contexts, mistakes are often perceived to be negative, resulting in underperformance and something to be avoided. Within education, in contrast, prominent educational researcher Hattie (2012) suggests "mistakes are the essence of learning" (p. 26). For Hattie, the role of mistakes…
Descriptors: Risk, Learning Processes, Outdoor Education, Feedback (Response)
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Palavan, Ozcan; Cicek, Volkan; Atabay, Merve – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Outdoor education stands out as one of the methods to deliver the desired educational outcomes taking the needs of the students, teachers and the curricular objectives into consideration. Outdoor education focuses on experimental, hands-on learning in real-life environments through senses, e.g., through visual, auditory, and tactile means,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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