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Reed, Jack; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Challenge, adventure, and risk in outdoor adventurous education (OAE) have long been recognised as foundational components in the framing of valuable and transformational experiences for participants. Whilst the literature has identified the benefits of these types of learning experiences, what has remained largely absent is an interrogation of…
Descriptors: Fear, Adventure Education, Student Development, Physical Activities
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Mahon, Kathleen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
For those preparing for outdoor education and related professions, formal theory has an important role to play in terms of informing professional practice and understandings of teaching-learning dynamics. Despite this, surprisingly little is understood about how pre-service outdoor educators (POEs) view and engage with it in their preparation…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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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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Dyment, Janet; Morse, Marcus; Shaw, Simon; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
The paper examines how outdoor education teachers in Tasmania, Australia have implemented and perceive a new pre-tertiary Outdoor Leadership curriculum document. It draws on an analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews with 11 outdoor education teachers. The results revealed that teachers were generally welcoming of the new higher-order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews