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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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Rushford, Nick; DiRenzo, Amy; Furman, Nate; Sibthorp, Jim – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2020
Across the nation, many outdoor adventure education programs are becoming shorter in duration. The purpose of this study was to determine if instructors alter targeted course outcomes and course processes because of shorter amounts of student field time. Data collection involved interviews with staff from the Colorado Outward Bound School. Results…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Program Length, Program Effectiveness
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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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Will, Hobbs; McMahan, Kelli; Stawski, Jeannette – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
More than 50 years have passed since the first programs emerged in the United States for outdoor leaders. In that time, the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) has equipped countless outdoor leaders to plan and implement safe, enjoyable expeditions in the backcountry with minimal environmental impact (Petzoldt, 1984). In 2017, the WEA Board of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Leadership Training, Accreditation (Institutions), National Organizations
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor education (OE) has an increased presence in physical education as it addresses the discipline's national standards and promotes involvement lifetime physical activity. However, physical educators' learning to teach OE is not well documented. The purpose of this study was to understand preservice physical educators' experiences in and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, National Standards
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Aksland, Charlotte; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Teachers' experiences and attitudes play a critical role in outdoor education. In this study, we aim to explore how 5th-10th-grade (10-15 years-old students) teachers use the natural environment in their teaching practices, with special attention to the link to sustainable development (SD). In total, 42 in-service teachers were invited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6
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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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Straker, Jo; Potter, Tom G.; Irwin, David – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper asks, what is the outdoors, and challenges conceptions of the role the outdoors play in education. It critically examines why a better understanding of the outdoors is important to outdoor education, how wilder places are essential to education, and how learning generated from these places can be translated into sustainable thinking and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Resources, Sustainability
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McAnally, Helena Margaret; Robertson, Lindsay Anne; Hancox, Robert John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
We assessed the effects of an outdoor education programme (Tihoi) with no access to electronic media among 14 year-old boys. We compared creative thinking, socio-emotional wellbeing, and materialism with their peers attending regular classes at their normal school. Students at both locations were assessed in the second week of term and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Adolescents
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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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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2018
There are clear expectations in the twenty-first Century that professional teachers and school leaders can articulate how and why their students learn through participation in the structured learning activities they design and facilitate. Individual teachers can express this through a personal teaching philosophy statement and schools can…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Leadership
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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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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Sibthorp, Jim; Rochelle, Shannon – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Transformative learning (TL) theory has rarely been used in outdoor adventure education (OAE) research despite many students describing their courses as transformative. In this study, we applied TL theory to OAE to determine whether the outcomes students reported and the activities and processes used on course produce TL. We surveyed 139 National…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Learning Theories
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Cosgriff, Marg – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Embarking on and sustaining professional change is often a challenging process for educators. This is particularly so within a broader context of rapid (r)evolution in curriculum, pedagogical and assessment-related developments in the compulsory school sector in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past decade. Teachers' and school leaders' accounts of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education
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Purc-Stephenson, R. J.; Rawleigh, M.; Kemp, H.; Asfeldt, Morten – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Outdoor education (OE) should be understood in place, time, and culture because it is not a universal teaching approach. We currently know little about what constitutes the "Canadian ways" of doing OE or what students gain from the experience. Purpose: Our goal was to (a) identify the underlying factors guiding OE programs in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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