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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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Quinto Romani, A.; Lund, R. L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
There has been an increasing focus on test scores and rankings in schools. However, the focus on children's standardized test scores has come at the cost of their social relations. As a reaction to this test-centric focus, new approaches claim that nature is important not only for children's social relations but also for their scholastic…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outdoor Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Neus; Acton, Renae – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This paper draws on data collected during an outdoor education camp in regional Australia, where the researchers observed the teaching practice of a veteran outdoor educator. We first situate the study in a summary of the outdoor education literature and policy that informed our research. We then present the observed teaching strategies, detailing…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Camps
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Aksland, Charlotte; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Teachers' experiences and attitudes play a critical role in outdoor education. In this study, we aim to explore how 5th-10th-grade (10-15¬†years-old students) teachers use the natural environment in their teaching practices, with special attention to the link to sustainable development (SD). In total, 42 in-service teachers were invited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Manni, Annika; Ottander, Christina; Sporre, Karin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study uses John Dewey's theoretical concept of "aesthetic experience" in empirically exploring expressions of cognition and emotion in students' meaning-making processes. A case study was conducted in one class of Grade 6 students during a single school semester. This article reports results from five outdoor days. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Aesthetics
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Ampuero, David; Miranda, Christian E.; Delgado, Luisa E.; Goyen, Samantha; Weaver, Sean – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study explores the outcomes of teaching empathy and critical thinking to solve environmental problems. This investigation was done throughout the duration of an environmental education course within a primary school located in central Chile. A community-based research methodology was used to understand the formation of empathy and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education