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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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Johnson, Bruce; Cincera, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor environmental education programs frequently aim to influence participants' environmental values and behaviors. Published studies have frequently documented their success in doing so. However, few studies have examined the characteristics of programs in relation to accomplishing those goals. Using characteristics identified as important in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Barfod, Karen S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
After a COVID-19-induced lockdown in the spring of 2020 in Denmark, the reopening of schools involved bringing the teaching outdoors. This offered a unique opportunity to study the experiences of teachers not used to working outdoors. In light of Thomas Guskey's teacher development theory, these experiences are investigated in a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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King, Bonnie C.; Taylor, Carrie D.; Garcia, Jessenia A.; Cantrell, Kathryn A.; Park, Candace N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study is to examine ethical issues that transpire for practicing ecotherapists. Ten participants share common ethical issues that emerge in their practices and ways they manage them. The research questions for this study are: 1. What are the ethical concerns that emerge most in ecotherapy…
Descriptors: Ethics, Phenomenology, Counselor Attitudes, Environment
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Takano, Takako – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This study asked the participants of place-based educational programs in Micronesia and the Philippines between 1992 and 2017 how past learning experiences impact them now and how the learning changed over time. The responses of 128 program participants, mostly Japanese, were examined using a mixed-methods approach with an emphasis on qualitative…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Learning Processes, Learning Experience, Cross Cultural Studies
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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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Gray, Paul; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The primary objective of this research was to establish the range of interpersonal strategies, tools and techniques used by adventure sports coaches (ASCs) to influence participants' actions and behaviours, and to determine where these strategies were acquired. An interpretative approach was employed using semi-structured interviews with a…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Strategies
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Scrutton, Roger A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) is widely recognised for its ability to elicit personal and social development for its participants. However, quantitative evidence on which this recognition is based is frequently questioned, and is virtually absent in Scotland. To provide some of the first statistically determined evidence from Scotland that OAE…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Individual Development, Statistical Analysis
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Takano, Takako – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
While "lasting effects" of outdoor experiences have been suggested, few empirical studies have traced influences more than one year after the experiences. This study examines the written responses of 67 Japanese expedition participants who took part in a British-organized overseas youth expedition 20-23 years ago, to investigate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Youth Opportunities, Time Perspective