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Brookes, Andrew; Stewart, Alistair – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2016
This study considered what insights into outdoor education (OE) research and scholarship could be gleaned from citation indices and patterns. Citation indices have long been used as ranking tools in the physical sciences, and more recently have been used in humanities and social sciences. High citation measures indicate high research impact,…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Outdoor Education, Literature Reviews, Bibliometrics
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Sarivaara, Erika; Keskitalo, Pigga; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Based on the premise that outdoor-oriented learning relies on students' perceptions of nature, this study contributes to the development of outdoor-based education in the Arctic and northern context. The study analyses conceptions and lifetime experiences of nature as reported by students (N = 46) in Sustainability and Outdoor Education-Oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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Hollingsworth, Ray – New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 2015
A multiple-fatality outdoor education event in New Zealand in 2008 revealed that a 'systems approach' towards managing risks and training staff was widely considered to be normal and 'best practice'. This approach champions audit trails and economic efficiency, and one of its characteristics is the volume of paperwork required. One of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Outdoor Education, Educational Change, Discourse Analysis
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Gruno, Jennifer; Gibbons, Sandra L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
An alternative way to approach outdoor education in PHE, while still reaping its numerous benefits, is nature-based physical activity (NBPA). NBPA refers to physical activities that are done in natural areas, require little specialized equipment, can be participated in by the majority of youth, are cost-efficient, and can be implemented by PHE…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Physical Activities
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Mikaels, Jonas; Backman, Erik; Lundvall, Suzanne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this article is to explore and problematise teachers' talk about outdoor education in New Zealand. The focus is on what can be said, how it is said and the discursive effects of such ways of speaking. The inquiry draws on Foucauldian theoretical insights to analyse interview transcripts derived from semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Dean, Stephanie – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2019
This narrative review examines the history and future implications of Forest School, a pedagogical approach to early years outdoor education. Forest School is considered a philosophical perspective towards learning outdoors that values holistic development. There are numerous benefits to Forest School and the opportunities that it presents for…
Descriptors: Forestry, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy
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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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Braun, Tina; Dierkes, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Nature connectedness counts as a crucial predictor of pro-environmental behavior. For counteracting today's environmental issues a successful re-connection of individuals to nature is necessary. Besides the promotion of knowledge transfer the aim of the educational program presented in this study is to connect students to their environment. This…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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Gray, Tonia; Allen-Craig, Sandy; Carpenter, Cathryn – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2017
The role, place, and often invisible contributions of women working in the outdoor learning profession have become an area for increased scrutiny. Alarmingly, there is an underrepresentation of women cited in research and practice, yet women make up approximately half those involved in outdoor education and outdoor recreation. A male-dominated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Outdoor Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Hill, Allen – Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 2012
Social, economic, and environmental issues facing 21st century societies compel a transformative shift towards sustainability in all spheres of life, including education. The challenges this holds for outdoor education programs and practices is significant. If outdoor education theory and practice is to make a greater contribution to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Educational Change
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Boyes, Mike; Potter, Tom – Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 2015
This research examined the decisions that highly experienced outdoor leaders made on backpacking expeditions conducted by a tertiary institution in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The purpose of the research was to document decision problems and explore them as Recognition-Primed Decisions (RPD) within naturalistic decision making (NDM)…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Decision Making, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
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Glaab, Sabine; Heyne, Thomas – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2020
A total of 268 primary school children (age 8.75 ± 0.65) spent one day at a wildlife park attending environmental education aiming at high cognitive achievement and motivation alongside maintained discipline. To accomplish this at an out-of-school learning setting, we compared our preferred 'guided learning at workstations' (G) combining the…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students
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
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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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