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Angela Garden – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Forest schools are distinctive outdoor spaces that are often regarded as an alternative to mainstream education. Their increasing popularity in the United Kingdom is often attributed to a perceived decrease in children's outdoor play, due to a concomitant increase in children's use of digital technologies in the home; further compounded by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Forestry, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Harris, Marc A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A wealth of evidence shows that exposure to the natural environment and nature-based learning can benefit children's physical, mental, social, and emotional health. Despite this, children are spending less time in nature and nature-based learning remains an underutilised pedagogical tool. Several barriers are frequently reported by teachers,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Forestry, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Barry, Martin; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This paper aims to stimulate debate and prompt further research regarding the training, development and Higher Education (HE) of aspiring adventure professionals (AP's). The design of the paper draws on 10 years of observations and trends within the HE outdoor degree teaching sector, in tandem with the authors' own extensive professional outdoor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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Blackham, L.; Cocks, A.; Bunce, L. Taylor – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Forest School provision is a growing phenomenon in the UK due to its perceived impact on participant learning and wellbeing. This study sought to understand the impact of Forest School provision on the social and emotional development of participants using practitioner's reflections. Semi-Structured interviews with six qualified Forest School…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Emotional Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mees, Alice; Toering, Tynke; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Over the last ten years there has been growing interest in the judgement and decision making (JDM) of outdoor professionals, though research to date has focused on the JDM processes of experts. In contrast, this study examined the JDM of less experienced, competent, but fully qualified outdoor instructors (N = 9) and the development of their JDM…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Outdoor Education, Teacher Competencies, Skill Development
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Fletcher, Eric – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Researching ethically is an institutional requirement and cornerstone of good everyday practice in conducting research, adopting a mindful consideration for participants and resisting the temptation to use methodological approaches which may exploit participants or their trust in the research process or researcher. In the context of outdoor…
Descriptors: Ethics, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education, Trust (Psychology)
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Christian, Ed; Kelly, John S.; Piggott, Lucy V.; Hoare, James – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
The role of the Adventure Sports Coach (ASC) has recently become the focus of academic interest. Although research emerging from the field is beginning to diversify, the majority is limited in terms of sampling and methodology. The current study broadened the participant base by providing a demographic analysis of ASCs. An online survey of 504…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Gender Differences, Females, Disproportionate Representation
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O'Brien, Kate; Allin, Linda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This study considers the impact of Outward Bound UK's first Women's Outdoor Leadership Course, as a strategy for addressing the gender imbalance in leadership within the organisation and wider outdoor sector. A qualitative approach was taken in order to examine changes experienced by the women on the course, what contributed to such changes and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outdoor Education, Females, Leadership Training
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper expands work on professional judgment and decision-making and examines the coping strategies used by adventure sports professionals to manage the cognitive loads of decision-making. A mixed methodology was employed in which a sample of participants completed a Pro Active Coping Inventory and a sub-group then completed an Applied…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making
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Trundle, Grace; Hutchinson, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The aim of this paper is to describe the development of the Phased Model of Adventure Therapy. Adventure therapy is the use of adventure experiences to engage clients on cognitive, affective and behavioural levels. Use of adventure therapy has been found to improve psychological wellbeing, self- esteem and behaviour in young people. A UK-based…
Descriptors: Therapy, Adventure Education, Models, Outdoor Education
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Eastabrook, Chris; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents a mixed-method investigation of client's perceptions of a good adventure sports coach. Semi-structured interviews were analysed thematically, and the findings used to inform a subsequent larger survey that sought to verify the importance of the themes identified in the interviews. The findings draw an alignment between the…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Individual Characteristics, Qualifications
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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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Sinfield, Dean; Allen, Justine; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This paper examines the coaching behaviours of different paddlesport coaches (n = 17). A sample of coaches specialising in non-competitive paddlesport from professional, club and educational contexts are examined utilising a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews. The three groups are shown to share common aspect such the importance of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Coaching (Performance), Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence
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Price, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Under-developed social and emotional learning (SEL) skills limit educational progress and make it difficult for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) to form effective relationships with peers and ADULTS. This paper focuses on an SEL intervention set within an outdoor learning context. The research…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter; Beard, Colin; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The aim of this article is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of 'young-old' people (approximately 65-75 years). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic; however, as part of this development, little has been written…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Recreational Activities
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