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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Enqvist, Ida; Kulmala, Janne; Kallio, Jouni; Tammelin, Tuija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this study, we aimed at comparing Finnish primary school students' physical activity and sedentary time during outdoor-learning and traditional school days. Outdoor learning is defined as purposeful and planned learning experiences in the outdoors . The study population consisted 20 students in grades 1-6 at one primary school. Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Brawley, Alice M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Preparing competent staff is a critical issue within the camp community. This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of an online course for improving staff competency in camp healthcare practices among college-aged camp staff and a comparison group (N = 55). We hypothesized that working in camp would increase competency test scores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Instructional Effectiveness, Control Groups
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Ebert, Philip A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this article, I explore a Bayesian approach to avalanche decision-making. I motivate this perspective by highlighting a version of the base-rate fallacy and show that a similar pattern applies to decision-making in avalanche-terrain. I then draw out three theoretical lessons from adopting a Bayesian approach and discuss these lessons…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Decision Making, Outdoor Education, Natural Disasters
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Mutz, Michael; Müller, Johannes; Göring, Arne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Research provided ample evidence that excessive screen time (ST) in adolescence has detrimental effects on psychosocial health. This paper argues that structured outdoor programs can serve as an antidote to negative health impacts of exaggerated ST. For youth with a high level of regular ST, outdoor adventures imply a break with their 'normal'…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Adolescents, Mental Health
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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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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter; Beard, Colin; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The aim of this article is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of 'young-old' people (approximately 65-75 years). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic; however, as part of this development, little has been written…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Recreational Activities
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Loeffler, TA – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of participating in outdoor expeditions over the lifespan. Thirteen participants (six female, seven male), aged 50-71 were interviewed using photo-elicitation interviews. Criterion-based sampling attempted to provide a cross sectional representation of outdoor expedition participants.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Case Studies, Photography
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Humberstone, Barbara – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper considers the significance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of older people who choose to participate in nature-based physical activities in evocative and imaginative ways. It highlights the need for research in outdoor studies to take seriously the turn to the body and the senses that is occurring in much social science…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Older Adults, Human Body, Aging (Individuals)
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Spencer, Ben; Jones, Tim; Leyland, Louise-Ann; van Reekum, Carien M.; Beale, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper explores how people aged 50 and over, who were returning to cycling as part of an 8-week health and well-being trial, created their own cycling microadventures. Applying a stage model of the process of adventure to qualitative data generated from personal diaries and focus groups, we examine how older people anticipated and prepared for…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology
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Morgan, Alun D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This article explores, from a personal perspective, ageing and adventure in the context of the outdoor environment. Employing an autoethnographic sensibility, and drawing on fields of positive psychology, life course development, Outdoor and Adventurous Learning, and leisure studies, the paper discusses a range of motivations that contribute to my…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Natural Resources, Adult Development
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Petry, Greg J.; Gilbertson, Ken – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
By 2029, 20% of the U.S. population will be =65-years-old. American demographics are changing, understanding of the =65-year-old demographic has not. We investigated expectation variables of participants born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States, and identified how expectation trends have changed over time also describing gender differences.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Adventure Education
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Dallat, Clare; Goode, Natassia; Salmon, Paul M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Inadequate risk assessment has been implicated as a contributory factor in the deaths and injuries of participants on led outdoor activity (LOA) programmes in both Australia and overseas. The identification and assessment of risks is a required component of LOA programmes, and multiple risk assessment methods and techniques are available to the…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Outdoor Education, Injuries, Foreign Countries
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Collins, L.; Carson, H. J.; Amos, P.; Collins, D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This paper utilised a two-part mixed-methodology to examine the value placed on judgement and decision-making by a sample of qualified mountain leaders in the UK. Qualified leaders (N = 331) completed a web-based survey and a smaller sample (N = 8) were then interviewed. Survey data showed that mountain leaders place greater value on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Value Judgment, Decision Making Skills, Outdoor Leadership
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