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Thomas, Glyn; Grenon, Heather; Morse, Marcus; Allen-Craig, Sandy; Mangelsdorf, Anthony; Polley, Scott – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2019
In Australia, when a person wants to work in the outdoor education or recreation field, they can follow a number of different pathways to gain the required knowledge, skills and experience. Typically, this involves the completion of a formal program with either a training organisation or a university, depending on the qualification sought.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fundamental Concepts, College Students, Outdoor Education
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Ray, Heather A.; Jakubec, Sonya L. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
Although interaction with natural environments has been recognized as supportive to children's overall health, learning, and behavior, the decision-making process of teachers who implement outdoor education field experiences is not well understood. This narrative review summarizes the literature exploring motivators and deterrents for teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Education, Outdoor Education, Field Experience Programs
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Campbell-Price, Margie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
School websites are one way in which school leaders inform the public about their school's vision, values, achievements and the learning opportunities on offer in a way that highlights its distinctiveness in the most positive light. If outdoor education is perceived as a valued learning context and/or helps to differentiate one school from…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Web Sites, Content Analysis
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Finn, Kevin E.; Yan, Zi; McInnis, Kyle J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Outdoor education programs have been shown to have a positive effect on the educational, physical and emotional development of youth. They are increasingly being used to foster a sense of community in schools and to provide students with learning opportunities related to the environment. This article describes an integrated outdoor education…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Science Education
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Werler, Tobias Christoph; Baraldsnes, Dziuginta – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This paper explores the historic ideas and practice of outdoor education, as developed in Jean Jacques Rousseau's "Émile", and realized by Adolf Reichwein's rural teaching practice. We aimed at developing a comprehensive research design, triangulating different qualitative data (text and photos). In the paper, we explore how the idea of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Research, Photography, Visual Aids
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Povilaitis, Victoria; Riley, Michael; DeLange, Ruan; Verkouw, AJ; Macklin, Kate; Hodge, Camilla J. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
This systematic review assesses the state of the literature regarding the impacts of outdoor education instructors' behaviors and traits on participant outcomes. Twenty-seven articles are reviewed in detail, and student outcomes in relation to instructor behaviors and traits and to programmatic elements are identified. A range of participant…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teacher Behavior, Outcomes of Education, Self Concept
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Dyment, Janet; Downing, Jillian; Hill, Allen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly wide-spread across the higher education sector. This research reports on the experiences of eight initial teacher education students who studied an outdoor education unit in the online space. Using a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Online Courses, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Lackey, N. Qwynne; Warner, Robert P. – Education Sciences, 2020
Outdoor adventure education has an extensive history of considering how its students should wrestle with privilege. Recent events have brought issues of privilege to the forefront, which raises the question of whether outdoor adventure education can play a role in learning to see and affect systems of privilege. This paper examines several…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Adventure Education, Social Justice
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Hovey, Kate; Foland, Jody; Foley, John T.; Kniffin, Mike; Bailey, JoEllen – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Body image is an ever-changing phenomenon that has a profound effect on women's quality of life. Research related to body image is expansive, but few researchers have focused on how outdoor education may influence body image. This study examines predictors of change in body image of female participants of an outdoor education program. Twenty-eight…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Self Concept, Human Body, Females
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Thomas, Glyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
The new National health and physical education curriculum in Australia includes outdoor education activities as a viable way to achieve intended learning outcomes. However, most health and physical education teacher education courses do not provide a strong focus on the theories, skills and pedagogies that are unique to the effective use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Facilitating groups in outdoor education can sometimes be very challenging, and self-doubt and the fear of facilitating inadequately add to difficulties that facilitators must sometimes manage. In this paper, I will explore some of the ways by which facilitators contribute to the difficulties they experience and, furthermore, to explore some…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Graduates, Fear, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Prins, Alex; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This theoretical paper aims to contribute to the debate about a perceived activity-environment tension in outdoor education. Tim Ingold's extensive writings on enskilment are used to explore what it means to be skilful in outdoor activities and how this can contribute to dwelling in outdoor places. Four 'threads' of enskilment--taskscape, guided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Skill Development, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Beames, Simon – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
Within our fast-paced, fluid society, it is arguable that outdoor education needs to be innovative to play a useful role in young people's overall educational enterprise. A critical view, however, would suggest that we must beware of accepting technological innovation for its own sake. Innovations (or improvements) in education can take the form…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Outdoor Education, Technological Advancement, Barriers
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Dyment, Janet E.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
In this paper, we report on formal semi-structured interviews with seven well-established outdoor education (OE) academics from around the world who have navigated the decline and/or closure of an outdoor education program in their university. The interviews sought to understand the reasons why their once-vibrant program had declined or been…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Program Termination
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James, Joan K.; Williams, Theresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
In this research study, we hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education. The benefits of engaging youth in memorably relevant learning, immersing them in physically active, field-based education, and providing them with authentic,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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