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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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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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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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van Rooijen, Martin; Lensvelt-Mulders, Gerty; Wyver, Shirley; Duyndam, Joachim – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Childcare settings offer an ideal opportunity for children to become acquainted with risk-taking in play, which promotes healthy growth and development. Van Rooijen and Newstead's (2016) model, based on a review of international literature, has identified the main challenges for childcare professionals when promoting risky play, namely;…
Descriptors: Risk, Play, Child Care, Child Development
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Kalungwizi, V. J.; Krogh, E.; Gjøtterud, S. M.; Mattee, A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The teaching of environmental topics is still the main challenge. In this paper we discuss how student teachers learning of experiential teaching strategies influenced their teaching of EE in primary schools in Tanzania. Student teachers learning to use tree-planting as example of outdoor learning for the teaching of environmental topics were the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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