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Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra; Kroufek, Roman; Johnson, Bruce – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Empowerment is often considered to be a central goal in outdoor education and environmental education. To develop student empowerment, a frequent recommendation is for the leaders of outdoor environmental education programs to provide students with a high level of autonomy through an emancipatory approach, by involving them in the decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Personal Autonomy, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Ho, Susanna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This paper discusses the purposes that outdoor education does, could and should serve in Singapore. Gert Biesta's conceptualisation of three functions of education is adapted to frame deliberations on the purposes of outdoor education in Singapore's socio-political and educational milieu. The author suggests that outdoor education in Singapore…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Attachment Behavior
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Gerbers, Kellie; Marchand, Geneviève – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
This chapter considers outdoor leadership in higher education with specific consideration as to how upper- and middle-class values continue to influence accepted norms and assumptions related to skill development and leadership learning. Suggested approaches to make outdoor programs more class-conscious and inclusive are provided.
Descriptors: Social Class, Outdoor Leadership, Leadership Training, Higher Education
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Kervinen, Anttoni; Uitto, Anna; Juuti, Kalle – Journal of Biological Education, 2020
Fieldwork is an important part of biology as well as science and biology education. However, teachers perceive several reasons for the limited use of fieldwork in schools. Further, outdoor education is often organised as a single fieldtrip guided by outdoor educators, and little research has been done on fieldwork as a regular part of formal…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Dyment, Janet E.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Outdoor education is often undervalued. As such, we believe there is merit in critiquing the field and focusing more attention on its value and importance. This paper seeks to offer a critical exploration of "if" and "how" outdoor education is a discipline. The paper begins with a brief overview of the literature that seeks to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Relevance (Education), Literature Reviews
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Warner, Robert P.; Dillenschneider, Cindy – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
Given continued underrepresentation of nondominant populations in outdoor adventure education, there is a clear need to create more welcoming environments, increase equity in programs, and empower all participants to become agents of change. Many of the current practices used to create equitable outdoor adventure education experiences are specific…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Equal Education, Change Agents
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Gray, Tonia; Martin, Peter – Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 2012
As Australia heads into a new era of implementing a National Curriculum, the place of Outdoor Education in Australian schools is under question. In the initial drafts of the National Curriculum, Outdoor Education has been marginalised. The authors propose that Outdoor Education should maintain a strong role, especially as processes of experiential…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Elementary Secondary 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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Riley, Kathryn – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Teaching and learning in outdoor experiential education is often conducted on lands with troubled histories of settler colonialism. This calls for new and creative forms of socioecological responsibility to attend to human supremacism and exceptionalism that marginalizes, exploits, dominates, and objectifies Other(s) in these…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Social Bias, Racial Bias
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Tas, Erol; Gulen, Salih – Participatory Educational Research, 2019
It is thought that the results of teaching some of the subjects in science through outdoor education will be more positive. The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of activities done through outdoor education on students' academic achievement, students' thoughts about the activities and the permanence of information. Mixed research…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
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Davies, Rachel; Potter, Tom G.; Gray, Tonia – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2019
Gender roles invariably shape the styles of leadership people assume in outdoor education. This research investigates how society's value of masculine leadership styles influence instructor and participant understandings of, and experiences in, the outdoors. Six practiced outdoor leaders were interviewed to critique their gendered experiences…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Outdoor Education, Leadership Styles, Gender Issues
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Booth, Jessie W.; Neill, James T. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
This paper describes psychological theory about stress, coping, and psychological resilience, and considers how coping strategies can help develop resilience in the context of outdoor education. Outdoor education programs often aim to develop psychological resilience through structured challenging and reflective experiences. Use of coping…
Descriptors: Coping, Resilience (Psychology), Outdoor Education, Stress Variables
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Gough, Noel – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2016
The Outdoor Council of Australia's renaming of "Australian Journal of Outdoor Education" ("AJOE") as "Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education" ("JOEE") follows deliberations among Australian and international stakeholders in outdoor education about the future of publishing in the field and raises a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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McGowan, Amanda L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
This study investigated one-semester outdoor education program impact on adolescents' perceived self-authorship--the ability to form our identity independently from the expectations of external individuals and the capacity to invent our beliefs, identity, and relationships (Baxter Magolda, 1998; Kegan, 1982)--as measured by the Self-Authorship…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adolescents, Questionnaires, Grade 10
Frank, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Recent literature in Outdoor Education has promoted a more comprehensive and integrated approach to curriculum and pedagogy in the field, incorporating social and ecological justice, and accounting for the inextricable links between individuals, society, and ecology (Furman, & Gruenewald, 2004; Warren, Roberts, Breunig, & Alvaraz, 2014;…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Ecology
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