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Cole, David R.; H. Parada, Roberto; Gray, Tonia; Curry, Christina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (as it is named in Australia) is an extremely widespread and popular youth development program. Participants (14-25¬†year olds) navigate the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels by completing: (1) Service, (2) Skills, (3) Physical Recreation, and (4) Adventurous Journey (recognising that at Gold level…
Descriptors: Awards, Youth Programs, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Gray, Tonia; Birrell, Carol – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
With growing disconnection from the natural world, educators who work in the outdoors need to philosophically rethink their "modus operandi". Past efforts by adventure and outdoor educators to promote connection with nature have often centred upon risk-centric approaches incorporating adventure-fuelled and high-adrenalin activities. This…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Philosophy, Adventure Education
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Brymer, Eric; Gray, Tonia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Research on extreme sports has downplayed the importance of the athletes' connection to the natural world. This neglect stems, in part, from the assumption that these activities derive their meaning primarily from risk. The authors' long-term research reveals that the interplay between adventure athletes and the natural world is, in fact, crucial…
Descriptors: Environment, Athletes, Hermeneutics, Risk