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Sjöblom, Pia; Svens, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Finnish nature schools are environmental education organisations offering outdoor programmes for classes in natural environments. They are intended to contribute to the aims of the national curriculum in various subjects. This qualitative study examines how students describe their learning in a nature school context and how they describe…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Curriculum
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Campbell-Price, Margie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
School websites are one way in which school leaders inform the public about their school's vision, values, achievements and the learning opportunities on offer in a way that highlights its distinctiveness in the most positive light. If outdoor education is perceived as a valued learning context and/or helps to differentiate one school from…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Web Sites, Content Analysis
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Marinho, Alcyane; dos Santos, Priscila Mari; Manfroi, Miraíra Noal; de Paula Figueiredo, Juliana; Brasil, Vinicius Zeilmann – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Universities have been entrusted with the task of qualifying professionals for their future practice. In light of this, the present study analysed the competencies perceived by 80 physical education students of a public university in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, enrolled in the subject Outdoor Adventure Sports. An exploratory descriptive…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Recreational Activities, Qualitative Research
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Manni, Annika; Ottander, Christina; Sporre, Karin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study uses John Dewey's theoretical concept of "aesthetic experience" in empirically exploring expressions of cognition and emotion in students' meaning-making processes. A case study was conducted in one class of Grade 6 students during a single school semester. This article reports results from five outdoor days. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Aesthetics
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Hartmeyer, Rikke; Mygind, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The use of the "outdoors" in pre-school and school settings is becoming an increasingly important field of education and researchers have emphasised the positive influence of the "outdoors" on various social aspects. However, the facilitative conditions for such positive influences are not studied exhaustively. Therefore, we…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Peer Relationship
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how participation in a journaling workshop influenced the content of student journals. A total of 59 post secondary students from two university programs in North America participated in this study and were randomly assigned to either an experimental (n = 21) or control (n = 38) group. Before their…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Workshops, Student Journals, Content Analysis