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Isgren Karlsson, Andreas; Alatalo, Tarja; Nyberg, Gunn; Backman, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
In the Swedish educational system, there has been a recent push for digital technology in different school subjects. This paper investigates what regulates Swedish physical education teachers' perceptions of digital technology in outdoor education. The results is reflected in a number of rules that govern Swedish physical education teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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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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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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Almers, Ellen; Askerlund, Per; Samuelsson, Tobias; Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study was carried out within a project to promote health and ecosystem services, 'the benefits people obtain from ecosystems', in preschools in Sweden. The paper applies the concept 'affordance' to capture the functional meaning that children assign to different material aspects of their schoolyards before and after the installation of…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Preferences, Affordances, Preschool Children
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Hammarsten, Maria; Askerlund, Per; Almers, Ellen; Avery, Helen; Samuelsson, Tobias – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Today, cities become more dense, green spaces disappear and children spend less time outdoors. Research suggests that these conditions create health problems and lack of ecological literacy. To reverse such trends, localities are creating urban green spaces for children to visit during school time. Drawing on ideas in ecological literacy, this…
Descriptors: Ecology, Literacy, Outdoor Education, Gardening
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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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Andersson, Karin; Öhman, Johan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The overall aim of this article is to develop in-depth knowledge about the connection between outdoor experiences and moral attitudes towards nature. The study focuses on processes in which moral relations are at stake in encounters between students and nature. The purpose is to identify such events, describe their specific circumstances and…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Ethics
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Fägerstam, Emilia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study was to explore how teachers from different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Interviews
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Sandell, Klas; Ohman, Johan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to suggest an outdoor education model that respects the need to critically discuss the general belief in a causal relationship between experiences of nature, environmentally-friendly attitudes and behavioural change, but that at the same time respects the legitimate claims on the part of outdoor education practice for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Models, Attribution Theory
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Backman, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
Research indicates that outdoor teaching practices within a physical education (PE) context are controlled by several factors with the potential to weaken or strengthen PE teachers' communication of pedagogic messages. Drawing on 12 qualitative interviews with PE teachers in compulsory schools in Sweden, the findings in this study suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influences, Physical Education, Outdoor Education
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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