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Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet; Félix Berrigan; Antoine Deschamps; Kassandra L'Heureux; Marie-Claude Beaudry; Sylvain Turcotte – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Although the school curriculum of the province of Québec, Canada, does not explicitly encourage teachers to provide outdoor learning experiences, it appears that there is a growing momentum for outdoor education. Thus, the research question that guided this study was: What are preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers' outdoor education…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Learning Experience
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van Kraalingen, Imre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This inquiry reports the findings of a systematized review of recent studies concerning the affordances associated with implementing mobile technology in outdoor learning. The emergent employment of mobile technologies in education worldwide adds new layers of complexity to the field that require a better understanding. The review aims to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Outdoor Education
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Perreault, Melanie; Stribing, Alex – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor recreation has many benefits for youth. Benefits may be more profound in youth with visual impairments as the involvement in outdoor recreation activities provides improved self-determination and socialization. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to comprehend each participant's lived outdoor recreation experiences,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Recreational Activities
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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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LeMasters, Annie C.; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Risky play, accompanied by thrilling feelings with real or perceived risks, is beneficial for children's development. Playground quality and teachers' attitudes about risk can influence preschoolers' risky play opportunities. In this study, 10 U.S. preschools' outdoor environments were rated using the Seven Cs Scale. Playgrounds scored lowest in…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Education, Playgrounds, Risk
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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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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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Legge, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This research is an autoethnographic account of teaching and learning during outdoor education experiences in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). Through the process of writing as a method of inquiry, I use a framework of outdoor experiences that went wrong, to identify the symbiotic relationship between teaching and learning in outdoor…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Outdoor Education, Risk
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Miller, Nicole; Kumar, Saravana; Pearce, Karma L.; Baldock, Katherine L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Nature-based play and learning is of increasing interest to primary schools. However, few studies have investigated primary school staffs' views. Therefore, this study aimed to survey school staff about the barriers and benefits of nature-based play and learning. The online cross-sectional survey was completed by 50 respondents each representing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Elementary School Teachers, Natural Resources
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Cook, Rachel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Research exploring race and ethnicity and outdoor adventure education (OAE) has tended to focus on students' experiences. This paper discusses findings from a small-scale empirical study of Sierra Leonean parents involved in organising their child's participation in a camping-based, OAE residential visit. The visit was organised by one primary…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Parent Attitudes, Race
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Hackett, Kelly A.; Ziegler, Michael C.; Olson, Jared A.; Bizub, Jessica; Stolley, Melinda; Szabo, Aniko; Heller, Elizabeth; Beyer, Kirsten M. M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Significant declines in outdoor activity and engagement with the natural environment are growing concerns with negative impacts on well-being. We pilot-tested an intervention encouraging outdoor activity among adult mentor and child mentee pairs and families, in partnership with Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center. The study used a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Urban Areas, Youth, Participation
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Ilagan, Guy; Ilagan, Jill; Jocius, Robin; Jefferson, Renee; Bennett-Mintz, Jenn; McCormick, Kally; Farrell, Marguerite – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Distress and discomfort are a part of the US military college experience. Women cadets experience additional challenges including unwelcoming environments, relative isolation, and minority status. A review of the literature shows that wilderness-based experiences offer benefits in the areas of stress-coping, self-efficacy, cognitive function,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Coping
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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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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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Tuuling, Lehte; Õun, Tiia; Ugaste, Aino – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The Estonian National Curriculum for Preschool Child Care Institutions values learning through games, observation and research in various environments. There are no official guidelines regarding the frequency of outdoor learning or the content that children should experience, but outdoor learning creates the best opportunities to accomplish this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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