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Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Nilsen, Ryan – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
Research on individuals' experiences engaging in outdoor education programs suggests participants are impacted in a number of ways. This study investigated the impact of participation in a wilderness education course on undergraduates' experiences with public service. This study asked the research question, what is the impact of an Outward Bound…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Program Effectiveness
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North, Chris – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
Outdoor education provides an opportunity to engage with natural environments in ways that are distinct from other physical education teacher education (PETE) courses. This research examines how pre-service teachers (PSTs) within a PETE degree experienced "environment" on an outdoor education camp. Using self-study methodology and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Weather
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McNatty, Shannon – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2016
This article addresses the challenges for students transitioning from the remote Te Kahu (pseudonym) outdoor education programme back into their home and school city environments. Students must develop methods of coping and readjust to society to continue the personal growth and process the learning affected through the 28-day programme. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Outdoor Education, Grade 9
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Wall, Katie – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
If Gray is willing to speak, it made me think, then why shouldn't I? And why shouldn't you? This article is a response to Tonia Gray's 2016 article "The 'F' word: Feminism in outdoor education" by utilizing Sara Ahmed's newly published 2017 book "Living a Feminist Life." In "Living a Feminist Life," Ahmed works to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Females, Feminism, Work Environment
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Fiskum, Tove Anita; Jacobsen, Karl – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study explores differences in the children's outcomes from outdoor education. The results revealed different outcomes within different subgroups: The children with an easy or a withdrawal temperament are good functioning both indoor and outdoor. Their outcomes from outdoor education are an increased vitality, which might be seen as a short…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Outdoor Education, Gender Differences, Personality Traits
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Jirásek, Ivo; Turcova, Ivana – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
While key personalities often connected with the roots of outdoor education and experiential learning, like Dewey, Seton, Hahn or Naess, are well known internationally, Jaroslav Foglar, a Czech outdoor and experiential educator, is mostly unknown to the international audience. The article adds to the literature related to Czech outdoor experience…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Beames, Simon; Brown, Mike – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Fifteen years ago Loynes expressed concern that market-place values were detrimentally impacting on the provision of outdoor education experiences. As tertiary educators with an interest in the impact of globalization on outdoor education, we have sought to extend Loynes' use of McDonaldization by drawing on Bryman's conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Global Approach, Commercialization, Field Studies
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Paulus, Susanne C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article explores a pluralist understanding of learning for sustainability in educational theory and relates it to outdoor education practice. In brief, this kind of learning can be described as a deep engagement with an individual's multiple identities and the personal location in diverse geo-physical and socio-cultural surroundings. I…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Understanding and exploiting the synergy between theory and practice lies at the heart of effective education for outdoor professionals. Accordingly, and in an attempt to stimulate debate, this paper conceptualizes the interaction between theory and practice in the context of the education of outdoor professionals. We identify issues specific to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Professional Education
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Hovardas, Tasos – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The study concentrated on an area in Greece with a multiplicity of sites for outdoor education. Informal networks of teachers were detected through a snowball technique and data were collected by means of a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. A typology was first enriched to account for teacher interaction. This typology was then…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Classification, Foreign Countries, Networks
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Sandell, Klas; Ohman, Johan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to suggest an outdoor education model that respects the need to critically discuss the general belief in a causal relationship between experiences of nature, environmentally-friendly attitudes and behavioural change, but that at the same time respects the legitimate claims on the part of outdoor education practice for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Models, Attribution Theory
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Enoksen, Elisabeth; Lynch, Pip – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent leadership research has demonstrated a need for better understanding the process of becominga leader because it might be qualitatively different to being a leader. If so, there is likely to be a need for pedagogies designed deliberately to support first-time outdoor leadership experiences and any such pedagogies must be informed by the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Leadership, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research
Haras, Kathy – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2010
The long history of outdoor education does little to alleviate the fears of many parents, teachers, principals and superintendents who believe that outdoor education is too risky. These decision makers often lack both the knowledge to make informed decisions and the time and resources to investigate their assumptions. Pair these circumstances with…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Familiarity, Risk Management, Probability
Shortill, Rob – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
Any activity that involves learning, whether it is for therapeutic purposes, traditional education, or outdoor education, is experiential education. In particular, outdoor educators allow participants to experiment with their behaviour in the form of play, for the most part out-of-doors. Many in the industry refer to play as adventure. Those who…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Experiential Learning, Therapy
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Rios, José M.; Brewer, Jessica – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2014
Elementary students have limited opportunities to learn science in an outdoor setting at school. Some suggest this is partially due to a lack of teacher efficacy teaching in an outdoor setting. Yet the research literature indicates that outdoor learning experiences develop positive environmental attitudes and can positively affect science…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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