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Berg, Stephen; Bradford, Brent; Barrett, Joe; Robinson, Daniel B.; Camara, Fabiano; Perry, Tess – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The purpose of this study was to gather the thoughts and opinions of students and their teachers around the benefits of outdoor exploration time. Students within three grade 3 classes in one western Canadian province were afforded opportunities to connect with the outdoor elements and each other in designated forested areas near their school,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Experience, Decision Making, Environment
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Tiplady, Lucy S. E.; Menter, Harriet – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents data from a Forest School project aimed at impacting upon children and young people's emotional wellbeing. It uses a theory of change methodology to evaluate impact and explore the causal processes within the project. Mixed methods data are presented and analysed in relation to how different parts of the Forest School approach,…
Descriptors: Forestry, Well Being, Outdoor Education, Attribution Theory
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Eastabrook, Chris; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents a mixed-method investigation of client's perceptions of a good adventure sports coach. Semi-structured interviews were analysed thematically, and the findings used to inform a subsequent larger survey that sought to verify the importance of the themes identified in the interviews. The findings draw an alignment between the…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Individual Characteristics, Qualifications
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
An increasing body of evidence highlights that the opportunities for children to play in green spaces have declined. This is despite the chorus of voices lauding the benefits that time spent in green spaces can have on children's health and wellbeing. This paper presents findings of research into the experiences of children when taking part in…
Descriptors: Experience, Metacognition, Outdoor Education, Parks
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Larsson, Anna; Rönnlund, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
In this study French and Swedish teachers' and principals' opinions and everyday uses of the schoolyard is in focus: What do they perceive as desirable and undesirable in the schoolyard, what similarities and differences exist between the two groups of pedagogues, and how can these be understood? The study employs a cross-cultural design and is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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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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Kennedy, Jay; Russell, Constance – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Increasing attention is being paid to gender in outdoor education, with scholars and practitioners sharing experiences of sexism and heterosexism and explicitly calling for an examination of hegemonic masculinity in the field. The purpose of this paper is to respond to that call by: summarizing scholarship on hegemonic and alternative…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Gender Bias, Masculinity, Cultural Influences
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Harper, Nevin J.; Obee, Patricia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor risky play provides developmental and health benefits for children, such as risk-assessment skills, increased physical activity and well-being and promoting social competencies and resilience. Modern Western society is highly risk-averse and many children are protected from risks more commonly experienced by previous generations. Forest…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study explores the interaction of participants and institutional cultures in adventure education (AE) through the qualitative method of educational criticism and connoisseurship. Three AE programmes were included in this study: a backpacking expedition (11 participants), a challenge course (29 participants), and a multi-activity adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Goal Orientation, Criticism, Program Descriptions
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Hackett, Kelly A.; Ziegler, Michael C.; Olson, Jared A.; Bizub, Jessica; Stolley, Melinda; Szabo, Aniko; Heller, Elizabeth; Beyer, Kirsten M. M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Significant declines in outdoor activity and engagement with the natural environment are growing concerns with negative impacts on well-being. We pilot-tested an intervention encouraging outdoor activity among adult mentor and child mentee pairs and families, in partnership with Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center. The study used a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Urban Areas, Youth, Participation
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper expands work on professional judgment and decision-making and examines the coping strategies used by adventure sports professionals to manage the cognitive loads of decision-making. A mixed methodology was employed in which a sample of participants completed a Pro Active Coping Inventory and a sub-group then completed an Applied…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making
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Bolliger, D. U.; McCoy, D.; Kilty, T.; Shepherd, C. E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Smartphone use in outdoor recreation settings is somewhat controversial. Some individuals claim smartphones engage audiences and promote access to resources. Others claim they distract from the setting and disrupt others' experiences. This study examined the perceptions of 151 outdoor instructors regarding appropriate student smartphone use during…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Fernee, Carina R.; Gabrielsen, Leiv E.; Andersen, Anders J. W.; Mesel, Terje – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper is a twelve-month follow-up study that explores perceived outcomes from participation in a Norwegian wilderness therapy program. Through a critical realist approach, the authors performed an in-depth analysis of individual interviews with ten adolescent participants. Long-term outcomes included the transfer and adaptation of calming and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Foreign Countries
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Trundle, Grace; Hutchinson, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The aim of this paper is to describe the development of the Phased Model of Adventure Therapy. Adventure therapy is the use of adventure experiences to engage clients on cognitive, affective and behavioural levels. Use of adventure therapy has been found to improve psychological wellbeing, self- esteem and behaviour in young people. A UK-based…
Descriptors: Therapy, Adventure Education, Models, Outdoor Education
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Eastabrook, Chris; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Individualisation is a key aspect of coaching practice. This is particularly important for adventure sport coaches, given the demands of the hyper-dynamic coaching environment and the various motivations to participate in adventure sports. However, the literature on individualisation is limited. As a logical beginning, the aim of this study is to…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Coaching (Performance), Team Sports, Athletic Coaches
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