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Rogers, Elizabeth Bond; Rose, Jeff – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Although outdoor education provides many positive learning outcomes for students, it is a field in which women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles. Centering the voices of women and other underrepresented populations is critical to creating a more inclusive outdoor education field. Purpose: The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Outdoor Education, Females, Higher Education
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Spillman, David – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
In a significant way, the growing body of place-responsive research and practice within outdoor education in Australia can be perceived as an eco-inspired response to both the devastating impact of colonization on our ecological communities and the concomitant sense of "placelessness" or lack of a sense of belonging and purpose…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries
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Sobel, David – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2020
Well known for his pioneering work on place-based education, Sobel discusses the benefits of engaging adolescents in meaningful learning experiences through outdoor education. His case study focuses on a 'Forest Fridays' nature-based education program developed by Eliza Minnucci, an elementary teacher in Vermont, USA. Sobel's wife, Jennifer…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Objectives, Psychological Patterns, Well Being
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Scrutton, Roger – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2020
Pupils' process of learning on residential outdoor education courses is perceived by some providers, customers and researchers as a linear one in which learning takes place in the social affective domain followed by the academic affective domain and then, depending on course objectives, the cognitive domain. Other researchers envisage a non-linear…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Affective Behavior
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Hansen, Andreas Skriver; Sandberg, Mattias – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2020
This paper explores and critically discusses a new concept with relevance to outdoor and environmental education: Ecological Restoration Education (ERE). The background of ERE is a recently launched project by the Swedish Anglers Association (SAA) called 'Skolbäcken' with an aim to teach children about fish and fish habitats, and how to protect…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Remenick, Lauren; Goralnik, Lissy – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2019
Andragogy provides a framework for how adults learn, and contemporary researchers have explored its validity and usefulness in varied contexts. This article joins the discussion by examining andragogy in an as-yet-unstudied setting--an outdoor science education event (HJA Day). In this mixed-methods study, we examine how andragogy applies to HJA…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Forestry
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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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Irwin, David; Straker, Jo – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The relationship between outdoor education and environmental education in Aotearoa New Zealand has undergone many changes since formal education began in early colonial times. Discussion draws from qualitative doctoral research undertaken by the authors that investigated education for sustainability in outdoor education and how meaning is ascribed…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Monti, Fiorella; Farné, Roberto; Crudeli, Fabiola; Agostini, Francesca; Minelli, Marianna; Ceciliani, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the influence of Outdoor Education (OE) on different areas of development in 1-3-year-old children attending Italian nursery schools. The sample was composed of 160 children (1-3-year-old) divided into a first group (Traditional), with 76 children attending nursery schools with traditional educational activities;…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Preschools
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Rodrigues, Cae; Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
'Environmentalizing' curriculum in Brazil is a worthy goal of global educational reform for sustainability but is challenging given the limits to rational change thesis already argued in critical social science and post-structural deconstructionism. The federal government mandate to environmentalize undergraduate physical education programs poses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Physical Education
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Bester, Lucas; Muller, Gregg; Munge, Brendon; Morse, Marcus; Meyers, Noel – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
Near-peer teaching is used within higher education because of its efficacy for both student teachers and learners. Our purpose in this paper is to highlight the possibilities of applying near-peer teaching pedagogies in outdoor and environmental higher education contexts. We begin by reviewing its use in the higher education sector, mainly…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Higher Education, Teaching Assistants
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Nguyen, Nhu – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Low motivation to participate in traditional or team sports, apathy toward competitive environments, and a low rate of transfer of skills to lifetime activities and wellness can be barriers for student pursuits of lifelong fitness. Adding an outdoor component can be a solution for some of these problems, while still accomplishing the National…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Enrichment
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
As more adults frequent wilderness areas, they bring Internet-enabled devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets) with them. This study focuses on adults' perceptions of these devices in relation to desired outdoor learning experiences. Specifically, researchers examined the perspectives of naturalists who taught outdoor education programs and park…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Attitude Measures
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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
Borland, James – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
History helps educators more clearly describe the role of outdoor education in improving society by fostering awareness of human-nature interconnections. Five branches have shaped outdoor education in Ontario: (1) agricultural education; (2) environmental education; (3) outdoor adventure education; (4) ecological education; and (5) climate change…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Foreign Countries
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