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Karppinen, Seppo – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2022
In this article I share student and teacher experiences of forest walks (in Finnish: Metsäkävely) as a form of outdoor education in a Finnish special education school in a hospital setting. I was the teacher of these students in the hospital school setting, and so was an insider researcher, and teacher as researcher, undertaking…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Hospitals, Forestry, Special Education
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Glazier, Jocelyn; Stutts, Christoph – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2022
Schools of education continue to struggle with how to best meet the needs of practicing teachers enrolled in graduate teacher education programs. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Education designed a graduate teacher education program with an embedded outdoor education residency component to disrupt practicing teachers'…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness
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Velempini, Kgosietsile; Ketlhoilwe, Mphemelang Joseph – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
Wild pedagogies is gaining resonance in outdoor education. This paper examines wild pedagogies from the worldview of its practitioners, by reflecting on their experiences, as well as from the encounters of student-teachers with nature, by drawing on their written testimonies. The paper is also influenced by the authors' experience of attending a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Jay – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2022
Although multiple studies have considered women's experiences in the outdoor adventure education field and the impact on women's notions of gender, little research has been conducted on men's ideas about gender in the outdoors. This research explores male-identifying outdoor leaders' notions about masculinity and how they may shape their practice.…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Social Status, Males
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Andrew J. Bobilya; Tom Holman; Betsy Lindley; Esther Ayers; Christine Norton; Steve Smith; Denise Mitten; Brent J. Bell – Journal of Experiential Education, 2024
This brief article summarizes five trends and issues discussed during a moderated panel and round table discussion at the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) in November 2023. The aim of this session was to expand on prior documented trends and disseminate current experiential and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Cultural Awareness, Diversity, Mental Health
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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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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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Mahon, Kathleen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
For those preparing for outdoor education and related professions, formal theory has an important role to play in terms of informing professional practice and understandings of teaching-learning dynamics. Despite this, surprisingly little is understood about how pre-service outdoor educators (POEs) view and engage with it in their preparation…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Foran, Andrew; Young, David; Jackson, Jeff – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2023
The legalities around incidents in outdoor education (OE) are undeniable, and ignorance is not a defence. Using case study analysis specific to legal literacy, we extend this analysis to include the "7 Rights" framework and add two additional rights for consideration, referred to as the 9 Rights. This discussion organizes what is…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Civil Rights
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