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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Peter; McLaughlin, Pat – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In the United Kingdom there is a long tradition of residential outdoor learning provision, but to date there is limited research evidence for the direct educational benefits of such experiences, and to both critics and supporters the distinction between such visits and "holidays in school time" is not always apparent. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Higgins, Peter; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper focuses on an educational encounter between staff, students and the River Spey, Scotland in September 2009. The themes of water and embodied and culturally constructed ways of knowing the river were used to inform a creative non-fiction narrative that was drafted during and shortly after the journey, and was later refined. Textual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Educational Experience
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Higgins, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2000
Outdoor recreation and education contribute substantially to the Scottish economy. Outdoor recreation generates considerable tourism income, much of it in rural areas, and also extends the traditional tourist season. Outdoor education centers are significant employers in certain rural areas. In addition, "therapeutic" outdoor programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Rural Economics, Tourism
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Higgins, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2002
Presents an overview of the development of outdoor education in Scotland, including geophysical, historical, political, and social influences on attitudes toward outdoor recreation and education; Scottish theoretical perspectives on outdoor education; and the changing pattern of provision, from public provision in schools to greater involvement of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, European History