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Sjöblom, Pia; Eklund, Gunilla; Fagerlund, Petra – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor education has many benefits for students, and the interest among teachers in this teaching method is growing. The aim of this study is to examine Finnish and Norwegian student teachers' views on outdoor education as a teaching method. Student teachers from one teacher education programme in Finland (n = 66) and one in Norway (n = 32)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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Ratinen, Ilkka; Sarivaara, Erika; Kuukkanen, Pirjo – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A reformed national curriculum has introduced transformative and sociocultural learning elements to the Finnish education system. In addition, sustainability and outdoor education remain pressing issues for Finnish educators. We conducted a content analysis of the views of outdoor education held by student teachers enrolled in first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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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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Sarivaara, Erika; Keskitalo, Pigga; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Based on the premise that outdoor-oriented learning relies on students' perceptions of nature, this study contributes to the development of outdoor-based education in the Arctic and northern context. The study analyses conceptions and lifetime experiences of nature as reported by students (N = 46) in Sustainability and Outdoor Education-Oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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Sjöblom, Pia; Svens, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Finnish nature schools are environmental education organisations offering outdoor programmes for classes in natural environments. They are intended to contribute to the aims of the national curriculum in various subjects. This qualitative study examines how students describe their learning in a nature school context and how they describe…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Curriculum
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Enqvist, Ida; Kulmala, Janne; Kallio, Jouni; Tammelin, Tuija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this study, we aimed at comparing Finnish primary school students' physical activity and sedentary time during outdoor-learning and traditional school days. Outdoor learning is defined as purposeful and planned learning experiences in the outdoors . The study population consisted 20 students in grades 1-6 at one primary school. Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Brodin, Jane – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Learning in Motion (LIM) was a European project involving seven partners in five countries: Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany and Greece. The project focused on inclusion and access to outdoor education and was financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Socrates-Grundtvig Programme. The aim of the project was to explore if and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Outdoor Education, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders