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Polley, Scott; Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
Research has indicated that some stakeholders in the Australian outdoor education profession are uncertain about the capabilities of students graduating from university outdoor education programmes. Unfortunately, there is currently no formal or informal agreement amongst university programmes regarding the knowledge, skills, and experience that…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Grimwood, Bryan S. R.; Gordon, Michelle; Stevens, Zachary – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Outdoor education often aims to facilitate positive human-nature relationships and craft healthy, sustainable lifestyles. Processes and outcomes of program innovations seeking to address "nature-deficit disorder" among children can be understood from a narrative perspective. Purpose: This study illuminates how a group of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Urban Education, Personal Narratives, Teachers
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Beames, Simon; Mackie, Chris; Scrutton, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Experiences of outdoor education are believed to have significant impacts on participants, but research on the lasting influences of extended programmes is limited. Gordonstoun School, an independent residential school founded by Kurt Hahn in 1934, provides a rich legacy of outdoor education against which to explore any enduring outcomes. Drawing…
Descriptors: Alumni, Boarding Schools, Outdoor Education, Program Design
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Rogers, Elizabeth Bond; Taylor, Jason; Rose, Jeff – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
This study examined the results of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) survey administered to the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) membership in the fall of 2016. The purpose of the study was to discover the current perceptions and experiences regarding D&I of the AORE membership, which is made up primarily of outdoor…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Outdoor Education, Higher Education, Group Membership
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Roberts, Jay W. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
With the increased emphasis on sustainability and place-based education, along with a heightened sense of awareness of diversity and inclusion issues in outdoor education, the time has come to critically examine the long-held trip and expedition construct within the outdoor education field. This paper will explore the theoretical influences of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Field Trips
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Cincera, Jan; Johnson, Bruce; Kroufek, Roman – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2020
Teachers' practice is based on their beliefs about how student learning should be developed. In the practice of programme leaders in outdoor environmental education centres, experiential learning is considered to be one of the prominent learning theories. This study analyses the ways in which experiential learning is interpreted and transferred…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Theories, Outdoor Education
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Guaran, Andrea – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the reflection on the relationship between values and methodological principles of Outdoor Education and spatial and geographical education perspectives, especially in pre-school and primary school, which relates to the age between 3 and 10 years. Outdoor Education is an educational practice that is already rooted in the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Reflection
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
This study examined how instructors and learners in residential outdoor education programs utilized mobile technologies and Web 2.0 applications. Twenty semistructured interviews were conducted with instructors, support staff, and administrators at a nonprofit institution that provides outdoor education programs. Sixty-five participants in those…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Avci, Görkem; Gümüs, Nevzat – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of the implementation of activities based on outdoor education in social studies teaching on students' academic achievement and their level of knowledge recall. In the study, semi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group was used. The study was conducted with the study group…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Kubat, Ulas – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this research is to discover what science teachers' opinions about outdoor education learning environments are. Outdoor education learning environments contribute to problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills of students. For this reason, outdoor education learning environments are very important for students to learn by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Seaman, Jayson – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
Dewey's (1938) theory of experience involved the use of history as "a potent agent in appreciation of the living present" (p. 23). Dewey meant his statement as an educational prescription, but it also has significant research implications. These implications can be understood in terms of studying the history of a topic versus using…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Guidelines, Educational History
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Hovey, Kate; Niland, Diana; Foley, John T. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Self-efficacy, having been identified as a factor influencing teacher effectiveness, combined with the increased prevalence of outdoor education (OE) content being taught within physical education contexts, warrants the need for physical education teacher education (PETE) programs to address OE outcomes. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Student Participation, Program Effectiveness, Physical Education Teachers
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Jacobs, Jenn M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Wahl-Alexander, Zach; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education programs are tasked with preparing students for a teaching career in a field that possesses inherent challenges. Purpose: The current study, designed as a descriptive case study, examined how an outdoor education field experience can facilitate important learning for preservice teachers about navigating…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Outdoor Education, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Quay, John – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2016
For many years now, those of us engaged with outdoor education curriculum work in Australia have been debating questions which orbit around the issue of defining outdoor education. We claim to be doing so in order to clarify what we are pursuing educationally, our purpose, not only for ourselves but for others, so that we can legitimately stake…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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Bell, Brent J.; Seaman, Jayson; Trauntvein, Nate – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
The growth of outdoor adventure programs developed, in part, from the Outward Bound movement in the 1970s (MacArthur, 1979; Outward Bound, 1968), which created a demand for specialized collegiate training. Since the inaugural conference on outdoor pursuits in higher education at Appalachian State University in 1974 (Smathers, 1974), approximately…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Educational History, Higher Education
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