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Muzaffer Toprak Keskin; Özlem Alagül; Ferda Gürsel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The aim of this case study was to examine how the life skills of high school students are affected by holistic learning via an experiential learning model. Extracurricular programs can help students gain communicate and cooperate with others, and cope with chaotic situations through holistic learning in school curricula. The students received…
Descriptors: High School Students, Males, Grade 11, Daily Living Skills
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Merete Lund Fasting; Jannicke Høyem – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This study conveys how young adults reflect upon their childhood experiences and memories of outdoor play, friluftsliv and outdoor places. Inspired by a phenomenological approach, we conducted walking interviews in nature areas where they used to play as children, revisiting the same informants and places as in a research project 14 years earlier.…
Descriptors: Play, Positive Attitudes, Recreational Activities, Reflection
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Agnieszka Janik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
This paper focuses on children's perspective on their outdoor play environment. The research took place in settings with designated disadvantaged status--in the backyards of Przedmiescie Olawskie--a small district of a large city of Wroclaw, Poland. The research aimed to reveal dimensions of children's perception and understanding of studied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Family Environment, Housing
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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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Jirásek, Ivo; Nemec, Jirí; Macku, Richard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
As part of the empirical survey, we worked with a deliberately selected set of 1,135 respondents who are interested in the work of Jaroslav Foglar. We sought an answer to the question of whether readers appreciate the importance of nature and camping and whether they also look for it in real life. Data were analysed through descriptive procedures…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Childrens Literature, Recreational Activities
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Perreault, Melanie; Stribing, Alex – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor recreation has many benefits for youth. Benefits may be more profound in youth with visual impairments as the involvement in outdoor recreation activities provides improved self-determination and socialization. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to comprehend each participant's lived outdoor recreation experiences,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Recreational Activities
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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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King, Bonnie C.; Taylor, Carrie D.; Garcia, Jessenia A.; Cantrell, Kathryn A.; Park, Candace N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study is to examine ethical issues that transpire for practicing ecotherapists. Ten participants share common ethical issues that emerge in their practices and ways they manage them. The research questions for this study are: 1. What are the ethical concerns that emerge most in ecotherapy…
Descriptors: Ethics, Phenomenology, Counselor Attitudes, Environment
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Tetzlaff, E. J.; Greasley, C. R.; Ritchie, S. D.; Oddson, B.; Little, J. R.; Benoit, J.; McGarry, J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This study examined student experiences participating in a peer-led three-day wilderness canoe excursion in Northern Ontario, Canada. This program is a mandatory outdoor experience program (MOEP) for third-year students and is the final course in a progressive series of outdoor experiences offered at the beginning of the first, second, and third…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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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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Bauer, Michelle E. E.; Brussoni, Mariana; Giles, Audrey R. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Rural mothers play important roles in shaping their children's play-related injury experiences. It is thus problematic that their perspectives on their outdoor play-related safety strategies are often considered peripheral to the perspectives of urban and suburban mothers in play research. To center their perspectives on this topic, we examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Rural Areas, Children
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Moreton, Sam G.; Brennan, Mary K.; Nicholls, Victoria I.; Wolf, Isabelle D.; Muir, David L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
There is growing interest in surfing as a recreational activity that may facilitate skill development and improved mental health. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the causal processes through which surfing may improve psychological well-being. With the aim to guide future research, we review potential mechanisms that may underpin the…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Recreational Activities, Well Being, Mental Health
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study explores the interaction of participants and institutional cultures in adventure education (AE) through the qualitative method of educational criticism and connoisseurship. Three AE programmes were included in this study: a backpacking expedition (11 participants), a challenge course (29 participants), and a multi-activity adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Goal Orientation, Criticism, Program Descriptions
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Trundle, Grace; Hutchinson, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The aim of this paper is to describe the development of the Phased Model of Adventure Therapy. Adventure therapy is the use of adventure experiences to engage clients on cognitive, affective and behavioural levels. Use of adventure therapy has been found to improve psychological wellbeing, self- esteem and behaviour in young people. A UK-based…
Descriptors: Therapy, Adventure Education, Models, Outdoor Education
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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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