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Safiyeh Ashjae; Kaveh Fattahi; Fatemeh Derakhshanian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The current study investigates the effects of outdoor classrooms on the third-grade male students learning in science lessons. A pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental field research are conducted using experimental and control groups. A study sample of 54 male students at a school in Shiraz was selected by the non-random multi-staged sampling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Grade 3, Males
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Nilgün Cevher Kalburan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This study aims to understand the experiences of preschool teachers' outdoor education experiences in their curriculum after taking the Outdoor Education in Early Childhood Course. In this qualitative study, grounded theory was applied to analyzing data that were collected through an open-ended form and individual and focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Outdoor Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education
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Speldewinde, Chris; Campbell, Coral – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Research demonstrates that powerful factors are involved in growing young girls' STEM understandings. The development of a girl's STEM identity relies on interaction with significant adults/others and the availability of a positive STEM learning environment. Undertaking research into bush kinders across 2015-2020, our data highlighted the learning…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, STEM Education, Outdoor Education
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Kandemir, Melike; Sevimli-Celik, Serap – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to carry out an in-depth investigation of teachers and parental views regarding outdoor play and learning, and (b) to examine the extent to which the objectives and goals related to outdoor play and learning were documented within the school curriculum. The data were collected qualitatively from 12 teachers…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Play, Weather
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Johnson, Bruce; Cincera, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor environmental education programs frequently aim to influence participants' environmental values and behaviors. Published studies have frequently documented their success in doing so. However, few studies have examined the characteristics of programs in relation to accomplishing those goals. Using characteristics identified as important in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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LeMasters, Annie C.; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Risky play, accompanied by thrilling feelings with real or perceived risks, is beneficial for children's development. Playground quality and teachers' attitudes about risk can influence preschoolers' risky play opportunities. In this study, 10 U.S. preschools' outdoor environments were rated using the Seven Cs Scale. Playgrounds scored lowest in…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Education, Playgrounds, Risk
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Motta, Renata; Ferreira, Manuela – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
The growing interest in outdoor early childhood education, even in countries with a weak environmental tradition such as Portugal, tends to be associated with a concern over the alienation between urban/Western children and nature. While educational projects in nature criticize this separation, they still maintain a bad culture vs good nature…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Play, Foreign Countries
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Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana; Sadownik, Alicja R.; Halavuk, Antonija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Existing research indicates that risky play plays a significant role in children's learning and development. Children's access to risky play is, however, culturally and institutionally mediated. The cultural values associated with a good childhood and the values and attitudes of people who are 'in charge' of children's activities have a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Risk
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Harper, Nevin J.; Obee, Patricia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor risky play provides developmental and health benefits for children, such as risk-assessment skills, increased physical activity and well-being and promoting social competencies and resilience. Modern Western society is highly risk-averse and many children are protected from risks more commonly experienced by previous generations. Forest…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Child Development, Early Childhood 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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Williams, Andrew; Wainwright, Nalda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Adventurous activities are established as an integral aspect of The National Curriculum for 5-16-year-olds. Securing a place in the curriculum provides adventurous activities with an unparalleled opportunity to reach more pupils than any other form of delivery during these formative years. However, little consideration has been given to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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van Rooijen, Martin; Lensvelt-Mulders, Gerty; Wyver, Shirley; Duyndam, Joachim – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Childcare settings offer an ideal opportunity for children to become acquainted with risk-taking in play, which promotes healthy growth and development. Van Rooijen and Newstead's (2016) model, based on a review of international literature, has identified the main challenges for childcare professionals when promoting risky play, namely;…
Descriptors: Risk, Play, Child Care, Child Development
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Tuuling, Lehte; Õun, Tiia; Ugaste, Aino – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The Estonian National Curriculum for Preschool Child Care Institutions values learning through games, observation and research in various environments. There are no official guidelines regarding the frequency of outdoor learning or the content that children should experience, but outdoor learning creates the best opportunities to accomplish this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Lysklett, Olav B.; Berger, Henrik W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study provides basic information about how Norwegian nature preschools differ from other Norwegian preschools and how they organize their daily activities. Fifty-six nature preschools and 52 other preschools were included in the study. A total of 106 headmasters and 98 pedagogical leaders filled out questionnaires about the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education, Institutional Characteristics
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