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Chris North; David Hills; Pat Maher; Jelena Farkic; Vinicius Zeilmann; Sue Waite; Takako Takano; Heather Prince; Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt; Nkatha Muthomi; Daniel Njenga; Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke; Susan Houge Mackenzie; Graham French – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This is a composite article which brings together the international perspectives of the editorial board of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning to explore the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on the field of adventure education and outdoor learning (AE/OL). Building on the AE/OL profession's response to the impacts of…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Technology Uses in Education, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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Bryony Gilkes; Jordan Wintle; Jack Reed – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The addition of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) throughout the national curriculum for physical education in England and Wales has added a new dimension to the often-questioned traditional teaching curricula associated with competitive sport. Yet, the research base linked to the field of OAA has limited insight into the views of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Louise N. Montgomery; Alan C. Gange; Dawn Watling; Deborah J. Harvey – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Evidence increasingly demonstrates nature engagement benefits. However, little evidence shows nature engagement provides children with a reflective perception of biodiversity, nor whether perception influences children's wellbeing and resilience. We explored the impact of weekly nature engagement in schoolgrounds on 509 eight-to-eleven-year-olds'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biodiversity, Educational Facilities, Well Being
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Samantha Friedman; Jenny Gibson; Catherine Jones; Claire Hughes – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Spending time in nature has benefits for wellbeing in children, but relatively little is known about how autistic children experience nature. Framed by self-determination theory, this case study addresses this gap by exploring the experiences of 25 autistic children participating in a Forest School at their specialist school in the East of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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Waite, Sue; Husain, Fatima; Scandone, Berenice; Forsyth, Emma; Piggott, Hannah – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commissioned research into provision of opportunities that support children and young people's (CYP) engagement with natural environments outside school time to identify whether CYP from disadvantaged backgrounds access the opportunities available, the challenges to do so, and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Cultural Influences, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education
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Porter, Su; Couper, Pauline – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
There is increasing pressure on academic staff to enhance the graduate capabilities of students, rendering them employable as morally informed global citizens, in addition to enhancing their disciplinary knowledge, reflective practice and understanding. The BA Outdoor Adventure Education degree programme at Plymouth Marjon University, includes the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment)
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Gridley, Nicole – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Many sports programmes designed for children under five claim improvements in physical, social, and psychological outcomes. However, few have been subject to any form of inquiry. This paper reports an initial exploratory study of parental perceptions of an indoor bouldering programme designed for children younger than 6 when delivered in England.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Parents
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Tiplady, Lucy S. E.; Menter, Harriet – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents data from a Forest School project aimed at impacting upon children and young people's emotional wellbeing. It uses a theory of change methodology to evaluate impact and explore the causal processes within the project. Mixed methods data are presented and analysed in relation to how different parts of the Forest School approach,…
Descriptors: Forestry, Well Being, Outdoor Education, Attribution Theory
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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Evidence from four retrospective empirical research studies on lasting impacts (>12 months) of outdoor residential experiences for young people in the UK since 2015 are examined through a form of systematic review of papers and datasets. Thematic and comparative analysis identified lasting impacts as: self-confidence, independence and…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability, Residential Programs
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Kemp, Nicola – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Forest School is a form of outdoor learning that is increasingly popular within English primary schools although little is known about the experiences of teaching staff who engage with it. This paper identifies three prevailing discourses within existing Forest School literature in relation to schools and teachers: as 'critical stakeholders',…
Descriptors: Forestry, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Cooley, Sam J.; Eves, Frank F.; Cumming, Jennifer; Burns, Victoria E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Our thoughts and feelings towards groupwork and outdoor learning impact our subsequent engagement in, and learning from, such activities. This study explores the impact of a pre-course video when used in preparation for an outdoor groupwork skills course. The video was designed according to the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to enhance…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy
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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Outdoor learning provides memorably relevant learning and authentic, contextualised opportunities to extend classroom-based education. This research draws on empirical data from surveys involving teachers in primary schools in England in 1995 and 2017 (n=61 and n=40 respectively). The evidence illustrates that schools are continuing to use their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Outdoor Education, Elementary Education
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Cotterill, Stewart T.; Brown, Hazel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Research evidence suggests that outdoor education offers significant potential in priming healthy physical activity behaviors, developing life skills, enhancing self-esteem and promoting improved academic performance. The aim of the current study was to explore from a cross-sectional perspective the perceived benefits of a dinghy sailing program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14 year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The 1930s in England saw the emergence of what has been called an "Indigenous Organic Fascism". This ideology was based on deeply articulated concerns for both the natural environment and a perceived threat to a cultural and spiritual connection to the land. This article reviews these perspectives and explores the ideas of English…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Reflection, Ideology, Environmental Education
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