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Dyment, Janet E.; Chick, Helen L.; Walker, Christopher T.; Macqueen, Thomas P. N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This theoretical paper examines the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and explores how it might contribute to conversations around quality teaching and learning in outdoor education. This paper begins by summarizing the historical and contemporary literature, including issues of definitions, curriculum, content, and pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Quality, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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Potter, Tom G.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article critically explores "if" and "how" outdoor education (OE) is a discipline. This exploration stems from our experiences that OE is often undervalued, and from the belief that if OE is considered a discipline, then it would have greater acceptance, enhanced academic standing, importance, resourcing and prestige. Our…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Principles, Course Content
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Dyment, Janet E.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Outdoor education is often undervalued. As such, we believe there is merit in critiquing the field and focusing more attention on its value and importance. This paper seeks to offer a critical exploration of "if" and "how" outdoor education is a discipline. The paper begins with a brief overview of the literature that seeks to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Relevance (Education), Literature Reviews
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how participation in a journaling workshop influenced the content of student journals. A total of 59 post secondary students from two university programs in North America participated in this study and were randomly assigned to either an experimental (n = 21) or control (n = 38) group. Before their…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Workshops, Student Journals, Content Analysis