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Çagla Nikbay Arslantas; Bünyamin Bavli – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This is an international study in which 125 secondary-level students from different European countries came together and were exposed to outdoor education. The purpose was to investigate the impact level of outdoor activities on the students' success rates and explore how they perceived their experiences in outdoors. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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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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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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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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Gridley, Nicole – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Many sports programmes designed for children under five claim improvements in physical, social, and psychological outcomes. However, few have been subject to any form of inquiry. This paper reports an initial exploratory study of parental perceptions of an indoor bouldering programme designed for children younger than 6 when delivered in England.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Parents
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Brown, Cian L.; Smarinsky, Evan C.; McCarty, Danny L.; Christian, David D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
A mountain bike program was designed and adapted for the school setting with middle school-aged students during 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two mountain bike groups were offered to facilitate training and development of mountain bike knowledge and skills: one group with integrated Adventure Therapy components to facilitate a therapeutic…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Therapy, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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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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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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Beames, Simon; Mackie, Chris; Scrutton, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Experiences of outdoor education are believed to have significant impacts on participants, but research on the lasting influences of extended programmes is limited. Gordonstoun School, an independent residential school founded by Kurt Hahn in 1934, provides a rich legacy of outdoor education against which to explore any enduring outcomes. Drawing…
Descriptors: Alumni, Boarding Schools, Outdoor Education, Program Design
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Kalungwizi, V. J.; Krogh, E.; Gjøtterud, S. M.; Mattee, A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The teaching of environmental topics is still the main challenge. In this paper we discuss how student teachers learning of experiential teaching strategies influenced their teaching of EE in primary schools in Tanzania. Student teachers learning to use tree-planting as example of outdoor learning for the teaching of environmental topics were the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Price, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Under-developed social and emotional learning (SEL) skills limit educational progress and make it difficult for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) to form effective relationships with peers and ADULTS. This paper focuses on an SEL intervention set within an outdoor learning context. The research…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
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Hignett, Amanda; White, Mathew P.; Pahl, Sabine; Jenkin, Rebecca; Froy, Mod Le – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor activities can be an important complement to classroom learning, especially for children/young people excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream schooling. The current research explored the impact of a 12-week surfing programme among such a group in the UK. Pre-post data on physiological health (heart rate (HR)/blood pressure),…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Aquatic Sports, Well Being, Physical Environment
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14 year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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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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Whittington, Anja; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E.; Budbill, Nadine W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their experience. Means-comparison tests for within-subjects designs were…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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