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Ebert, Philip A.; Morreau, Michael – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Avalanche studies have undergone a transition in recent years. Early research focused mainly on environmental factors. More recently, attention has turned to human factors in decision making, such as behavioural and cognitive biases. This article adds a "social" component to this human turn in avalanche studies. It identifies lessons for…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Vignettes, Outdoor Education
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Barry, Martin; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This paper aims to stimulate debate and prompt further research regarding the training, development and Higher Education (HE) of aspiring adventure professionals (AP's). The design of the paper draws on 10 years of observations and trends within the HE outdoor degree teaching sector, in tandem with the authors' own extensive professional outdoor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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Webb, Daniel John; McElligott, Samantha; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The characteristics of optimal developmental experiences are examined in a group of international Sea Kayaking Guides. This paper considers how these experiences contributed to the development of decision-making. A mixed approach was utilised that included a survey followed by a series of semi-structured interviews that are thematically analysed.…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Recreational Activities, Learning Experience, Diversity
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Mees, Alice; Toering, Tynke; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Over the last ten years there has been growing interest in the judgement and decision making (JDM) of outdoor professionals, though research to date has focused on the JDM processes of experts. In contrast, this study examined the JDM of less experienced, competent, but fully qualified outdoor instructors (N = 9) and the development of their JDM…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Outdoor Education, Teacher Competencies, Skill Development
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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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Hahn, Micah; Van Wyck, Rebecca; Seater, Mariah A.; Marvin, Alicia F. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Adventure-based learning is used by behavioral health providers to connect clients to therapeutic activities outside traditional settings. These approaches often aim to build internal and external assets that support positive youth development. Here we evaluate the impact of an experiential learning curriculum on youth development and identify…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adventure Education, Mental Health, Therapy
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper expands work on professional judgment and decision-making and examines the coping strategies used by adventure sports professionals to manage the cognitive loads of decision-making. A mixed methodology was employed in which a sample of participants completed a Pro Active Coping Inventory and a sub-group then completed an Applied…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making
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Berg, Stephen; Bradford, Brent; Barrett, Joe; Robinson, Daniel B.; Camara, Fabiano; Perry, Tess – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The purpose of this study was to gather the thoughts and opinions of students and their teachers around the benefits of outdoor exploration time. Students within three grade 3 classes in one western Canadian province were afforded opportunities to connect with the outdoor elements and each other in designated forested areas near their school,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Experience, Decision Making, Environment
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Carson, Howie J.; Davies, Nick; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Growth in the adventure sector has increased the demands on adventure sport professionals. Satisfying a diverse range of participatory motivations, however, requires an adaptable and flexible workforce. In this discursive paper, we suggested that a narrowing of service skills caused by commodification and sportification are compounded by general…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Labor Force, Leadership, Recreational Activities
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Lohr, Abby M; Krause, Keegan C.; McClelland, D. Jean; Van Gorden, Noah; Gerald, Lynn B; Del Casino, Vincent; Wilkinson-Lee, Ada; Carvajal, Scott C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has five competencies: relationship skills, responsible decision-making, self-awareness, social awareness, and self-management. A promising practice to promote positive SEL is school garden programming. There is a need to understand how school gardens impact SEL by consolidating existing research. In this…
Descriptors: Gardening, Social Emotional Learning, Educational Environment, Decision Making
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Collins, Loel; Giblin, Matthew; Stoszkowski, John Robert; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Situational awareness, which informs the decisions made by sea kayaking guides, is a critical safety factor in guided sea kayaking experiences. This study examines the situational awareness of a group of sea kayak guides operating in moderate water conditions. Utilising virtual reality technology, a freeze probe technique was employed with a small…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Comprehension, Perception, Metacognition
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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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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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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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