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Prins, Alex; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This theoretical paper aims to contribute to the debate about a perceived activity-environment tension in outdoor education. Tim Ingold's extensive writings on enskilment are used to explore what it means to be skilful in outdoor activities and how this can contribute to dwelling in outdoor places. Four 'threads' of enskilment--taskscape, guided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Skill Development, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Cooley, Sam J.; Eves, Frank F.; Cumming, Jennifer; Burns, Victoria E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Our thoughts and feelings towards groupwork and outdoor learning impact our subsequent engagement in, and learning from, such activities. This study explores the impact of a pre-course video when used in preparation for an outdoor groupwork skills course. The video was designed according to the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to enhance…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy
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Baker, Mandi; O'Brien, Wendy – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The performance and embodiment of inter and intra-personal skills, or as we have conceptualised in this paper as Affective Abilities (AA), is often considered central to the fulfilment of outdoor leader roles. This article examines Australian outdoor recreation and education higher education curricula to identify what AA training opportunities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Leadership, College Curriculum, Outdoor Education
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Pyun, Do Young; Wang, Chee Keng John; Koh, Koon Teck – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The purposes of this study were to propose a model of cognitive learning outcomes in outdoor education and examine their relationships with two antecedents (quality of support resource and involvement) and one consequence (satisfaction). A total of 343 physical education student teachers in Singapore completed a questionnaire upon completion of a…
Descriptors: Models, Factor Analysis, Cognitive Development, Structural Equation Models
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Barrable, Alexia; Lakin, Liz – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Despite a drive towards more learning outside the classroom, teachers' confidence to teach outdoors has been identified as a barrier to regular and positive outdoor experiences. Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has been seen as one of the ways to increase teachers' confidence, yet such provision is variable and has not been studied extensively. In…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Competence, Outdoor Education, Self Esteem
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Kalungwizi, V. J.; Krogh, E.; Gjøtterud, S. M.; Mattee, A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The teaching of environmental topics is still the main challenge. In this paper we discuss how student teachers learning of experiential teaching strategies influenced their teaching of EE in primary schools in Tanzania. Student teachers learning to use tree-planting as example of outdoor learning for the teaching of environmental topics were the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Brawley, Alice M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Preparing competent staff is a critical issue within the camp community. This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of an online course for improving staff competency in camp healthcare practices among college-aged camp staff and a comparison group (N = 55). We hypothesized that working in camp would increase competency test scores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Instructional Effectiveness, Control Groups
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Understanding and exploiting the synergy between theory and practice lies at the heart of effective education for outdoor professionals. Accordingly, and in an attempt to stimulate debate, this paper conceptualizes the interaction between theory and practice in the context of the education of outdoor professionals. We identify issues specific to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Professional Education
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Boyes, Mike; Potter, Tom; Andkjaer, Soren; Lindner, Martin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This article explores the influential role of planning on recognition-primed decision-making. Considerable prior thinking occurs and there is a need to trace and account for the cognitive processes that precede and guide decisions in dynamic outdoor environments. Seven expert leaders from four countries were interviewed about memorable decisions…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Decision Making, Cognitive Processes, Specialists
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Maurer, Matthew M.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Little research on the socialisation of adventure educators into their craft has been conducted. The purposes of this study were to describe (a) the perspectives and beliefs of preservice adventure educators as they began adventure education training (AET) and (b) the elements within their acculturation that led to these perspectives and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Adventure Education
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Jegstad, Kirsti Marie; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie; Sinnes, Astrid Tonette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
In this paper, we explore how a Norwegian teacher education institution promotes education for sustainable development (ESD) through a residential field course. The residential field course was located in a mountain area and data were collected through participant observation. The data included--together with instructional artefacts--evaluation…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Enoksen, Elisabeth; Lynch, Pip – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent leadership research has demonstrated a need for better understanding the process of becominga leader because it might be qualitatively different to being a leader. If so, there is likely to be a need for pedagogies designed deliberately to support first-time outdoor leadership experiences and any such pedagogies must be informed by the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Leadership, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Carol A.; Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Swirski, Ryan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Technology plays an integral role in the lives of the majority of the US population. As technology becomes integrated into young people's lives, questions arise regarding its effects on learning. This exploratory study draws on interviews with students who attend university in the United States to determine how separating students from technology…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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Dyment, Janet; Downing, Jillian; Hill, Allen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly wide-spread across the higher education sector. This research reports on the experiences of eight initial teacher education students who studied an outdoor education unit in the online space. Using a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Online Courses, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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