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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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Harper, Nevin J.; Gabrielsen, Leiv E.; Carpenter, Cathryn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This paper addresses pluralistic understandings of wilderness in the context of wilderness therapy (WT). The term wilderness perpetuates a modern worldview of place that beyond 'civilisation' exists an environment defined by risk, fear and an unpredictable nature. WT utilises outdoor travel and living practices during therapeutic intervention and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Outdoor Education, Therapy, World Views
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Jegstad, Kirsti Marie; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie; Sinnes, Astrid Tonette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
In this paper, we explore how a Norwegian teacher education institution promotes education for sustainable development (ESD) through a residential field course. The residential field course was located in a mountain area and data were collected through participant observation. The data included--together with instructional artefacts--evaluation…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Scarf, Damian; Kafka, Sarah; Hayhurst, Jill; Jang, Kyungho; Boyes, Mike; Thomson, Ruth; Hunter, John A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
A number of recent studies have revealed that taking part in a sail-training-based Adventure Education Programme elevates youths' self-esteem. Across two studies, we sought to examine the extent to which youths' sense of belonging contributed to this increase in self-esteem. Study 1 revealed that participants who completed the voyage showed an…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Self Esteem, Adventure Education, Self Efficacy
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Enoksen, Elisabeth; Lynch, Pip – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent leadership research has demonstrated a need for better understanding the process of becominga leader because it might be qualitatively different to being a leader. If so, there is likely to be a need for pedagogies designed deliberately to support first-time outdoor leadership experiences and any such pedagogies must be informed by the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Leadership, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Carol A.; Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Swirski, Ryan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Technology plays an integral role in the lives of the majority of the US population. As technology becomes integrated into young people's lives, questions arise regarding its effects on learning. This exploratory study draws on interviews with students who attend university in the United States to determine how separating students from technology…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
The recent surge in interest in progressive education ideas has often been accompanied by an increased advocacy for learning outdoors, with experiential and holistic learning approaches considered the most beneficial method for cultivating personal and social development and raising awareness of contemporary environmental concerns. However,…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Holistic Approach
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Gibson, Joe; Nicholas, Jude – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article highlights a theoretical and practical framework for integrating the neuropsychological concept of autobiographical memory with the experiential learning that takes place in the outdoors. Autobiographical memories, our recollections of specific, personal events, are constructed through a personal narrative process; the way we choose…
Descriptors: Memory, Autobiographies, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education
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Richmond, Dan; Sibthorp, Jim; Gookin, John; Annarella, Sarah; Ferri, Stephanie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent research underscores the importance of the skills, beliefs and behaviors that support student achievement in the classroom and beyond. This set of intrapersonal and interpersonal assets (e.g. perseverance, grit, social skills, efficacy beliefs and mind-sets) are often referred to as noncognitive factors, as they are not measured directly by…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Partnerships in Education, Adolescents, Females
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Hignett, Amanda; White, Mathew P.; Pahl, Sabine; Jenkin, Rebecca; Froy, Mod Le – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor activities can be an important complement to classroom learning, especially for children/young people excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream schooling. The current research explored the impact of a 12-week surfing programme among such a group in the UK. Pre-post data on physiological health (heart rate (HR)/blood pressure),…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Aquatic Sports, Well Being, Physical Environment
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Dyment, Janet; Downing, Jillian; Hill, Allen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly wide-spread across the higher education sector. This research reports on the experiences of eight initial teacher education students who studied an outdoor education unit in the online space. Using a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Online Courses, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Engelen, Lina; Wyver, Shirley; Perry, Gabrielle; Bundy, Anita; Chan, Tammie Kit Yee; Ragen, Jo; Bauman, Adrian; Naughton, Geraldine – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Our aims were to examine the efficacy of a new observational instrument "System for Observing Outdoor Play" for detecting changes in outdoor play and chart the use of recycled and repurposed materials in the school playground during the course of an intervention to increase outdoor play. Children from one Sydney primary school were…
Descriptors: Observation, Play, Playgrounds, Elementary School Students
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14 year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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Ashworth, Dianne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
In contemporary life, young people's identity development is a popular topic for investigation. This includes better understanding their development and their participation in outdoor adventure. From ancient times to modern days, literature conveys the benefits of outdoor adventure on their identity development and more recently there is a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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