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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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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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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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MacQuarrie, Sarah; Nugent, Clare; Warden, Claire – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Nature-based learning is an increasingly popular type of early childhood education. Despite this, children's experiences--in particular, their form and function within different settings and how they are viewed by practitioners--are relatively unknown. Accordingly, the use of nature as a setting and a resource for learning was researched. A…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Group Discussion, Case Studies, Outdoor Education
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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