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Nilgün Cevher Kalburan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This study aims to understand the experiences of preschool teachers' outdoor education experiences in their curriculum after taking the Outdoor Education in Early Childhood Course. In this qualitative study, grounded theory was applied to analyzing data that were collected through an open-ended form and individual and focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Outdoor Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education
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Blaine, Judith; Akhurst, Jacqui – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor Adventure Education (OAE) is traditionally depicted as a hegemonic masculine domain. Thus, fundamental to any dialogue on gender in OAE is whether the outdoor experience reifies or disputes stereotypical gender roles. This study explores the influence of gender on the psychosocial outcomes and descriptions of gender-related influences on…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences
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Asfeldt, Morten; Purc-Stephenson, Rebecca; Rawleigh, Mikaela; Thackeray, Sydney – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor education (OE) is a broad term referring to organized outdoor learning . Given Canada's large size, sparse population, varied landscapes and diverse culture , developing a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies, goals and activities of OE in Canada is challenging. While Canada has a long history of OE, scholars struggle to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Physical Activities
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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Evidence from four retrospective empirical research studies on lasting impacts (>12 months) of outdoor residential experiences for young people in the UK since 2015 are examined through a form of systematic review of papers and datasets. Thematic and comparative analysis identified lasting impacts as: self-confidence, independence and…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability, Residential Programs
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Smith, Carol A.; Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Swirski, Ryan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Technology plays an integral role in the lives of the majority of the US population. As technology becomes integrated into young people's lives, questions arise regarding its effects on learning. This exploratory study draws on interviews with students who attend university in the United States to determine how separating students from technology…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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Conlon, Claire M.; Wilson, Charlotte E.; Gaffney, Paul; Stoker, Michael – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study aimed to understand the process of change within Wilderness Therapy. It used grounded theory to explore development and change during the programme and relate this to theories of adolescence and engagement, particularly for adolescents in the care system. Data collected from interviews with 11 adolescents were analysed using…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Therapy
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Ashworth, Dianne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
In contemporary life, young people's identity development is a popular topic for investigation. This includes better understanding their development and their participation in outdoor adventure. From ancient times to modern days, literature conveys the benefits of outdoor adventure on their identity development and more recently there is a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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O'Brien, Kate; Lomas, Tim – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study considers the impact of using a series of Mindset interventions during a five-day outdoor personal development (OPD) course. Self-efficacy, resilience and Mindset were measured pre course, post course and one month post course. It was hypothesised that both experimental and control groups would increase their self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intervention, Psychology, Individual Development
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Hayhurst, Jill; Hunter, John A.; Kafka, Sarah; Boyes, Mike – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study sought to examine the potential for resilience to be enhanced in a group of youth participating in a developmental voyage, and to identify the factors that contribute to increased resilience following the voyage. Two studies are reported. Study 1 revealed that voyage participants experienced increased resilience over the course…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Youth Programs, Adventure Education, Performance Factors
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Scrutton, Roger A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) is widely recognised for its ability to elicit personal and social development for its participants. However, quantitative evidence on which this recognition is based is frequently questioned, and is virtually absent in Scotland. To provide some of the first statistically determined evidence from Scotland that OAE…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Individual Development, Statistical Analysis
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Leather, Mark – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper provides an informed and critical understanding of the concept of self-esteem. It explores this psychological construct in relation to its use in adventure education and outdoor learning. Enhancing a participant's self-esteem is perceived to be fundamentally a good thing and is culturally linked to the Hahnian notion that implies…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Misconceptions
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Williams, Andy – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study is to report on the nature of student learning resulting from an open facilitation approach to solo activities. Three key moments of facilitator intervention were identified at which the facilitator was encouraged to take a step back from directing the experience. They are the pre-activity brief, the mid-activity visit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Activities, Outdoor Education, Self Concept
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Andkjaer, Soren – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
The paper is based on a comparative and qualitative case study of "friluftsliv" in Denmark and outdoor education in New Zealand. Cultural analysis with a comparative cultural perspective informed the research approach. Configurational analysis was used as an important supplement to focus on cultural patterns linked to bodily movement. It…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
As a comparatively recent development, the adventure-sports coach struggles for a clear and distinct identity. The generic term "instructor" no longer characterizes the role and function of this subgroup of outdoor professionals. Indeed, although the fields of adventure/outdoor education and leadership are comparatively well researched,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Comparative Analysis, Adventure Education, Leadership
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Corazon, Sus S.; Schilhab, Theresa S. S.; Stigsdotter, Ulrika K. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper theoretically examines the interplay between cognition and bodily involvement in relation to nature-based therapy and proposes implications for practice. With support from theory within embodied cognition and neuroscientific studies, it is argued that explicit learning is actively supported by bodily involvement with the environment.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Therapy, Figurative Language, Theory Practice Relationship
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