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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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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study is an investigation of what happens to participants during their adventure education (AE) experiences and the meanings they ascribe to those experiences. These topics were explored through the qualitative framework of educational connoisseurship and criticism at three sites: a backpacking expedition, a challenge course and a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Experience, Aesthetics, Adventure Education
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study is a phenomenological portraiture of an adventurer that explores the meanings of the adventure experience. Through interview and observation, I reveal four thematic meanings of the adventure experience for the research participant: solitude and camaraderie; escape; challenge; and living life. The implications of these findings for…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Phenomenology