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Chalmeau, Raphaël; Julien, Marie-Pierre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
In the teaching of natural science, field trips are a means of bringing students directly into contact with the biological and geological aspects of the environment. The present study explored French students' views of fieldwork and the relationships they establish with the natural environment as a result. We analyzed the responses of 293 primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Natural Sciences
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Larsson, Anna; Rönnlund, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
In this study French and Swedish teachers' and principals' opinions and everyday uses of the schoolyard is in focus: What do they perceive as desirable and undesirable in the schoolyard, what similarities and differences exist between the two groups of pedagogues, and how can these be understood? The study employs a cross-cultural design and is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Massiera, Bernard; Morales, Valérie; Ben Mahmoud, Imed; Gray, Laura – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This article explores the activity of canyoning in the natural territory of the Mercantour National Park (France). The investigation refers to the sociology of logics of action to understand the disparity of its development. The 85 canyons are explored according to their interest and their use. The interviews conducted with professionals and other…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreational Activities, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Mutz, Michael; Müller, Johannes; Göring, Arne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Research provided ample evidence that excessive screen time (ST) in adolescence has detrimental effects on psychosocial health. This paper argues that structured outdoor programs can serve as an antidote to negative health impacts of exaggerated ST. For youth with a high level of regular ST, outdoor adventures imply a break with their 'normal'…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Adolescents, Mental Health
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Attali, Michaël; Saint-Martin, Jean – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
During the twentieth century, outdoor physical education (OPE) gradually integrated with the French education system. Culturally speaking, OPE had to overcome several hurdles because it promoted values such as freedom, initiative and responsibility that were deemed incompatible with the existing educational model. Beyond being a pedagogical tool,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Educational History
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Storry, Terry – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2003
This is a story of what happened on the Aiguille du Grepon. It is based on fact and designed to reveal both the appearance and reality of motivation in climbing, a combination that is often difficult to express in a traditional academic style. The story differentiates motivation along two dimensions, a goal dimension with intrinsic and extrinsic…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Motivation, Rewards, Foreign Countries