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Neville, Ian A.; Petrass, Lauren A.; Ben, Francis – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Standardized literacy assessments that place emphasis on testing and attainment of results have caused many students, particularly in middle years schooling to be disenfranchised by literacy teaching and learning practices. This study employed an action research methodology to investigate whether an outdoor learning experience in a Year 7/8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Creative Writing
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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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Ceylan, Özge – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
With this study, the contribution of the waste management themed summer program, which includes enriched activities considering the learning needs of gifted students, has contributed to the students' environmental attitudes, creative thinking skills and critical thinking dispositions. A five-day program was applied to gifted (n = 29) fifth grade…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Grade 5
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Brown, Cian L.; Smarinsky, Evan C.; McCarty, Danny L.; Christian, David D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
A mountain bike program was designed and adapted for the school setting with middle school-aged students during 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two mountain bike groups were offered to facilitate training and development of mountain bike knowledge and skills: one group with integrated Adventure Therapy components to facilitate a therapeutic…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Therapy, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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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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Myhre, Tone Stuler; Fiskum, Tove Anita – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This article explores how Norwegian teenagers experienced the development of spoken fluency of English as a second language (L2) through varied and sensuous learning in an outdoor environment. The article is based on six semi-structured group interviews with 23 year-8 students (13-14 years old) in a lower secondary school in Norway. The interviews…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Grade 8
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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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Kangas, Marjaana; Kopisto, Kaisa; Löfman, Krista; Salo, Laura; Krokfors, Leena – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This case study examined how the agency of a fifth-grade pupil appeared across different learning environments in the primary school context. In this study, agency is defined as the initiatives taken by an individual in interactive situations. The research question is: how does a pupil's agency manifest and vary through taking initiatives across…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grade 5, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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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