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Zeivots, Sandris – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study is concerned with emotional highs in experiential learning and, more specifically, determining triggers that lead to emotional highs. The research aims not only to understand the invisible side of emotions, but also genuinely consider how learners make sense of their experiences. To study the triggers of emotional highs, a deliberate…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Emotional Experience
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Morse, Marcus – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In this paper I identify the components of "meaningful experiences" for participants on a wilderness river rafting journey. The research is phenomenologically informed, and includes interviews, journals, observations and follow-up emails from 32 participants on eight Franklin River (Tasmania) 10-day trips. It elicits individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventure Education, Phenomenology, Physical Environment
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Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper provides an auto-ethnography or narrative of self related to the development of international experiential education programmes in nature developed by Vacation School Lipnice (VSL) in the Czech Republic. The paper provides the cultural background that influences the course design and provides examples, through participant observation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Holistic Approach
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Thomas, Glyn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2008
A facilitator is considered to act intentionally when they are deliberate about what they are doing and can provide rationales for their actions. The same facilitator is said to practice intuitively when they are not able to articulate a clear rationale for their actions, yet they are still able to facilitate effectively. A review of the…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Experiential Learning, Intuition, Intention
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Wolfe, Brent D.; Dattilo, John – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2007
While many studies have sought to understand challenge courses and their benefits, less emphasis has been focused on understanding participants' perceptions of these programmes. In this study, 16 adults working at a dental office attended a one-day challenge course programme designed to teach lessons about co-operation. Data were collected via "in…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Collegiality, Cooperation, Adults