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Prins, Alex; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This theoretical paper aims to contribute to the debate about a perceived activity-environment tension in outdoor education. Tim Ingold's extensive writings on enskilment are used to explore what it means to be skilful in outdoor activities and how this can contribute to dwelling in outdoor places. Four 'threads' of enskilment--taskscape, guided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Skill Development, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Christian, Ed; Hodgson, Christopher I.; Berry, Matt; Kearney, Phil – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This paper forwards the position that the adventure sports coaching environment contains features that are accentuated in comparison with traditional sports coaching contexts, and that these accentuated features are conducive to the development of sophisticated epistemic beliefs. We consider the manner in which physical, social and temporal…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Beliefs, Physical Environment, Social Environment
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Sharp, Ryan L.; Maples, James N.; Gerlaugh, Katherine – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Leave No Trace (LNT) principles help reduce outdoor recreation users' impacts on the natural and social environment. Rock climbers and climbing organizations have recently embraced LNT principles yet, there is a distinct dearth of research associated with LNT practices and rock climbers' adherence to LNT principles in their self-reported…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Knowledge Level, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Greenberg, Ethan; Culver, Diane M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Parkour is a relatively new sport, and so there has not yet been much published research relating to parkour, or more specifically, parkour coaching. There is a large body of knowledge relating to how sport coaches learn to coach, but such research has examined regulated sports; that is, sports with national governing bodies. In North America,…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Coaching (Performance), Prior Learning
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Cole, David R.; H. Parada, Roberto; Gray, Tonia; Curry, Christina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (as it is named in Australia) is an extremely widespread and popular youth development program. Participants (14-25 year olds) navigate the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels by completing: (1) Service, (2) Skills, (3) Physical Recreation, and (4) Adventurous Journey (recognising that at Gold level…
Descriptors: Awards, Youth Programs, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Eastabrook, Chris; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Individualisation is a key aspect of coaching practice. This is particularly important for adventure sport coaches, given the demands of the hyper-dynamic coaching environment and the various motivations to participate in adventure sports. However, the literature on individualisation is limited. As a logical beginning, the aim of this study is to…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Coaching (Performance), Team Sports, Athletic Coaches
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Murray, Emily J.; Williams, Patricia Hrusa – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Risk-taking during the toddler years is crucial for the development of autonomy, initiative, and independence. However, the current culture in the U.S. seeks to minimize the risks young children are exposed to. This small-scale, mixed methods study examined parental attitudes towards toddler risk-taking and children's behavior during nature play.…
Descriptors: Risk, Toddlers, Outdoor Education, Child Care Centers
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Baker, Mandi; O'Brien, Wendy – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The performance and embodiment of inter and intra-personal skills, or as we have conceptualised in this paper as Affective Abilities (AA), is often considered central to the fulfilment of outdoor leader roles. This article examines Australian outdoor recreation and education higher education curricula to identify what AA training opportunities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Leadership, College Curriculum, Outdoor Education
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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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Pyun, Do Young; Wang, Chee Keng John; Koh, Koon Teck – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The purposes of this study were to propose a model of cognitive learning outcomes in outdoor education and examine their relationships with two antecedents (quality of support resource and involvement) and one consequence (satisfaction). A total of 343 physical education student teachers in Singapore completed a questionnaire upon completion of a…
Descriptors: Models, Factor Analysis, Cognitive Development, Structural Equation Models
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Barrable, Alexia; Lakin, Liz – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Despite a drive towards more learning outside the classroom, teachers' confidence to teach outdoors has been identified as a barrier to regular and positive outdoor experiences. Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has been seen as one of the ways to increase teachers' confidence, yet such provision is variable and has not been studied extensively. In…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Competence, Outdoor Education, Self Esteem
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Aksland, Charlotte; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Teachers' experiences and attitudes play a critical role in outdoor education. In this study, we aim to explore how 5th-10th-grade (10-15 years-old students) teachers use the natural environment in their teaching practices, with special attention to the link to sustainable development (SD). In total, 42 in-service teachers were invited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Hills, David; Thomas, Glyn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Any use or non-use of digital technology in outdoor experiential learning requires critical examination. Digital technology can undermine the aim of being outdoors, but it can also create opportunities to enhance outdoor learning experiences. This paper presents a conceptual framework, based on a systematic review of the literature, that…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Information Technology, Learning Experience, Critical Thinking
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Beames, Simon; Mackie, Chris; Scrutton, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Experiences of outdoor education are believed to have significant impacts on participants, but research on the lasting influences of extended programmes is limited. Gordonstoun School, an independent residential school founded by Kurt Hahn in 1934, provides a rich legacy of outdoor education against which to explore any enduring outcomes. Drawing…
Descriptors: Alumni, Boarding Schools, Outdoor Education, Program Design
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