ERIC Number: EJ1032859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Memories as Useful Outcomes of Residential Outdoor Environmental Education
Liddicoat, Kendra R.; Krasny, Marianne E.
Journal of Environmental Education, v45 n3 p178-193 2014
Residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) programs for youth have been shown to yield lasting autobiographical episodic memories. This article explores how past program participants have used such memories, and draws on the memory psychology literature to offer a new perspective on the long-term impacts of environmental education. Qualitative interviews with 54 teens at two research sites 5 years after a ROEE experience revealed a variety of directive and social uses for their memories, including participating in outdoor recreation activities, being more knowledgeable about and appreciative of the local ecology, engaging in environmentally responsible behaviors, and reminiscing with friends about the experience.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Autobiographies, Memory, Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Recreational Activities, Ecology, Recall (Psychology), Interpersonal Communication, Peer Groups, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Semi Structured Interviews
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