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Angela Garden – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Forest schools are distinctive outdoor spaces that are often regarded as an alternative to mainstream education. Their increasing popularity in the United Kingdom is often attributed to a perceived decrease in children's outdoor play, due to a concomitant increase in children's use of digital technologies in the home; further compounded by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Forestry, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Harris, Marc A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A wealth of evidence shows that exposure to the natural environment and nature-based learning can benefit children's physical, mental, social, and emotional health. Despite this, children are spending less time in nature and nature-based learning remains an underutilised pedagogical tool. Several barriers are frequently reported by teachers,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Forestry, Intervention, Urban Schools
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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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Johnson, Bruce; Cincera, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor environmental education programs frequently aim to influence participants' environmental values and behaviors. Published studies have frequently documented their success in doing so. However, few studies have examined the characteristics of programs in relation to accomplishing those goals. Using characteristics identified as important in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Chalmeau, Raphaël; Julien, Marie-Pierre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
In the teaching of natural science, field trips are a means of bringing students directly into contact with the biological and geological aspects of the environment. The present study explored French students' views of fieldwork and the relationships they establish with the natural environment as a result. We analyzed the responses of 293 primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Natural Sciences
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Norazlan, Sarah Alia; Said, Ismail – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Children's experiences with nature may develop ecological literacy and enhance their psychological well-being. However, a limited understanding of how the village landscape has functional impacts on the children's play behaviour and perceptual performances can influence ecological literacy. This study investigated children's preferences in the…
Descriptors: Preferences, Outdoor Education, Play, Animals
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Ceylan, Özge – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
With this study, the contribution of the waste management themed summer program, which includes enriched activities considering the learning needs of gifted students, has contributed to the students' environmental attitudes, creative thinking skills and critical thinking dispositions. A five-day program was applied to gifted (n = 29) fifth grade…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Grade 5
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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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Gilligan, Ciara; Downes, Paul – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
A reconfiguration of relational space in schools is investigated to challenge a diametric spatial opposition between nature and culture, highlighted as a Western biased construct by Descola's anthropological framework, building on Lévi-Strauss' cross-cultural contrasts between diametric and concentric structured systems. Though a neglected…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
An increasing body of evidence highlights that the opportunities for children to play in green spaces have declined. This is despite the chorus of voices lauding the benefits that time spent in green spaces can have on children's health and wellbeing. This paper presents findings of research into the experiences of children when taking part in…
Descriptors: Experience, Metacognition, Outdoor Education, Parks
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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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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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Kemp, Nicola – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Forest School is a form of outdoor learning that is increasingly popular within English primary schools although little is known about the experiences of teaching staff who engage with it. This paper identifies three prevailing discourses within existing Forest School literature in relation to schools and teachers: as 'critical stakeholders',…
Descriptors: Forestry, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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Hammarsten, Maria; Askerlund, Per; Almers, Ellen; Avery, Helen; Samuelsson, Tobias – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Today, cities become more dense, green spaces disappear and children spend less time outdoors. Research suggests that these conditions create health problems and lack of ecological literacy. To reverse such trends, localities are creating urban green spaces for children to visit during school time. Drawing on ideas in ecological literacy, this…
Descriptors: Ecology, Literacy, Outdoor Education, Gardening
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