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Inaki Larrea; Alexander Muela; Oihana Imaz – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Outdoor education fosters student well-being, development and learning. However, many schools restrict outdoor experience to their own playground, and to times considered recess. This case study, which examined student and teacher perceptions about the outdoor experience on traditional playgrounds, was conducted in an urban school in the Basque…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Playgrounds
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Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet; Félix Berrigan; Antoine Deschamps; Kassandra L'Heureux; Marie-Claude Beaudry; Sylvain Turcotte – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Although the school curriculum of the province of Québec, Canada, does not explicitly encourage teachers to provide outdoor learning experiences, it appears that there is a growing momentum for outdoor education. Thus, the research question that guided this study was: What are preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers' outdoor education…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Learning Experience
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Blackham, L.; Cocks, A.; Bunce, L. Taylor – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Forest School provision is a growing phenomenon in the UK due to its perceived impact on participant learning and wellbeing. This study sought to understand the impact of Forest School provision on the social and emotional development of participants using practitioner's reflections. Semi-Structured interviews with six qualified Forest School…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Emotional Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Isgren Karlsson, Andreas; Alatalo, Tarja; Nyberg, Gunn; Backman, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
In the Swedish educational system, there has been a recent push for digital technology in different school subjects. This paper investigates what regulates Swedish physical education teachers' perceptions of digital technology in outdoor education. The results is reflected in a number of rules that govern Swedish physical education teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Remmen, Kari Beate; Iversen, Elisabeth – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Although there is a notion of a 'Nordic tradition' of outdoor education in the international literature, research from the Nordic countries is rarely included in research reviews. Therefore, this scoping review provides an overview of empirical studies on outdoor education (grades 1-13) from the Nordic countries. Of the 586 hits, 52 studies met…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Attitudes
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Tiplady, Lucy S. E.; Menter, Harriet – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents data from a Forest School project aimed at impacting upon children and young people's emotional wellbeing. It uses a theory of change methodology to evaluate impact and explore the causal processes within the project. Mixed methods data are presented and analysed in relation to how different parts of the Forest School approach,…
Descriptors: Forestry, Well Being, Outdoor Education, Attribution Theory
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Asfeldt, Morten; Purc-Stephenson, Rebecca; Rawleigh, Mikaela; Thackeray, Sydney – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor education (OE) is a broad term referring to organized outdoor learning . Given Canada's large size, sparse population, varied landscapes and diverse culture , developing a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies, goals and activities of OE in Canada is challenging. While Canada has a long history of OE, scholars struggle to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Physical Activities
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Svobodová, Hana; Durna, Radek; Mísarová, Darina; Hofmann, Eduard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study was designed to analyse the way in which outdoor education (OE) is implemented at selected elementary schools providing the primary and lower secondary education. To understand the status of OE in the Czechia, a formal framework for implementing OE in national and school curriculum is described in the introduction. The first phase of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Content Analysis, Curriculum Development
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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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Karppinen, Seppo J. A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
Adventure in school culture may seem quite a contradiction. In this paper I will present arguments on the idea that outdoor adventure learning contributes to formal education and is compatible with school practice and goals. This paper is based on research conducted for my thesis. The doctoral degree was completed at Oulu University, Finland, in…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, School Culture, Action Research, Focus Groups
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Backman, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
Research indicates that outdoor teaching practices within a physical education (PE) context are controlled by several factors with the potential to weaken or strengthen PE teachers' communication of pedagogic messages. Drawing on 12 qualitative interviews with PE teachers in compulsory schools in Sweden, the findings in this study suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influences, Physical Education, Outdoor Education
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Harrison, Sam – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
"Place" is an under-researched and poorly documented element of UK outdoor environmental education. In the international literature, North American and Australian researchers and practitioners show considerable attention to "place". Yet UK outdoor environmental educators and researchers seem to have neglected this area despite…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Action Research, Research Methodology, Epistemology
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Rea, Tony – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2008
Powerful, dominant discourses surrounding neo-Hahnian theory (as discussed by Brookes in 2003) and effectiveness (as discussed by Hargreaves and Fullan in 1998, for example) have influenced both practice and research in outdoor adventure education. This has led to a concentration of research that focuses on the impact of outdoor programmes. It has…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Educational Research
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Dismore, Harriet; Bailey, Richard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This paper reports on research conducted as part of a project, the aim of which was to utilise outdoor and adventurous experiences to help schools address their "if only" factor--that aspect of learning perceived to be key to raising standards, whether it be the acquisition of knowledge, skills or a change in attitudes to learning. The…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Educational Experience, Social Development, Adventure Education
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Potter, Tom G.; Henderson, Bob – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. With its diverse geophysical features and relatively small population density it is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. In the Canadian outdoor adventure education field there is an awakened acknowledgement of the centrality of Native peoples that pervades its practice today.…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions