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Waite, Sue; Husain, Fatima; Scandone, Berenice; Forsyth, Emma; Piggott, Hannah – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commissioned research into provision of opportunities that support children and young people's (CYP) engagement with natural environments outside school time to identify whether CYP from disadvantaged backgrounds access the opportunities available, the challenges to do so, and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Cultural Influences, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education
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Almers, Ellen; Askerlund, Per; Samuelsson, Tobias; Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study was carried out within a project to promote health and ecosystem services, 'the benefits people obtain from ecosystems', in preschools in Sweden. The paper applies the concept 'affordance' to capture the functional meaning that children assign to different material aspects of their schoolyards before and after the installation of…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Preferences, Affordances, Preschool Children
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Waite, Sue; Rogers, Sue; Evans, Julie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
In this article, we report on a study that sought to discover micro-level social interactions in fluid outdoor learning spaces. Our methodology was centred around the children; our methods moved with them and captured their social interactions through mobile audio-recording. We argue that our methodological approach supported access to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Child Development, Play
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Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper draws on three related empirical studies in the South West of England: a survey of outdoor experiential learning opportunities, examining attitudes, practice and aspirations of practitioners and children in educational and care settings for children between 2-11 years within a rural county; a follow-up series of five case studies; and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Children