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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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Speldewinde, Chris; Campbell, Coral – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Research demonstrates that powerful factors are involved in growing young girls' STEM understandings. The development of a girl's STEM identity relies on interaction with significant adults/others and the availability of a positive STEM learning environment. Undertaking research into bush kinders across 2015-2020, our data highlighted the learning…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, STEM Education, Outdoor Education
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Smith, Carol A.; Thomas, Erica N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Locus of Control (LOC) is measured by a brief survey designed to determine an 'internal' or 'external' locus. Internal LOC signifies ownership of the consequences of one's actions. Individuals with a more internal LOC tend to have higher determents of positive mental health. This study investigated the impact on the LOC of university students…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Locus of Control, College Students, Mental Health
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Malterud, Lotte; Engelsrud, Gunn; Vereide, Vegard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This article is based on a selection of Norwegian girls' accounts of backcountry, freeride skiing and mountain biking to better understand how they form and are formed by cultural identity standards. The study is conducted by using the precepts of discourse analysis, which have language and social communication as the central component of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Self Concept, Athletics
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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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Wonowidjoyo, Megan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Outdoor learning through its immersive experience can be an avenue for critical inquiry in artmaking. Malaysian artists Piyadasa and Suleiman claim artists have not engaged in critical thinking and have become craftsmen instead of thinkers. Artmaking becomes concerned with superficial form, technique and style rather than content. The art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Outdoor Education, Critical Thinking, Art Products
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O'Brien, Kate; Allin, Linda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This study considers the impact of Outward Bound UK's first Women's Outdoor Leadership Course, as a strategy for addressing the gender imbalance in leadership within the organisation and wider outdoor sector. A qualitative approach was taken in order to examine changes experienced by the women on the course, what contributed to such changes and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outdoor Education, Females, Leadership Training
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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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Fernee, Carina R.; Gabrielsen, Leiv E.; Andersen, Anders J. W.; Mesel, Terje – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper is a twelve-month follow-up study that explores perceived outcomes from participation in a Norwegian wilderness therapy program. Through a critical realist approach, the authors performed an in-depth analysis of individual interviews with ten adolescent participants. Long-term outcomes included the transfer and adaptation of calming and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Foreign Countries
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Tiplady, Lucy S. E.; Menter, Harriet – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper presents data from a Forest School project aimed at impacting upon children and young people's emotional wellbeing. It uses a theory of change methodology to evaluate impact and explore the causal processes within the project. Mixed methods data are presented and analysed in relation to how different parts of the Forest School approach,…
Descriptors: Forestry, Well Being, Outdoor Education, Attribution Theory
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Wigglesworth, Jennifer; Heintzman, Paul – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
In the current study, the researchers qualitatively explored the life significance of a university summer outdoor education (OE) course. The data included 15 in-depth interviews with alumni who had participated in one of the university's summer OE courses over 20 years ago. The researchers interpretively analyzed the interview transcripts and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Outdoor Education, College Students, Alumni
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Skogvang, Bente Ovedie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
The indigenous Riddu Riddu Festival, organized yearly in the village of Olmáivággi/ Manndalen (Sápmi/Norway), presents the cultures of Sámi people and indigenous peoples across the world. A study of the activities offered at Riddu Riddu over an eleven-year period (2009-2019) carried out. Through fieldwork (forty-six in-depth interviews,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas, Geographic Regions, Team Sports
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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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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Facilitating groups in outdoor education can sometimes be very challenging, and self-doubt and the fear of facilitating inadequately add to difficulties that facilitators must sometimes manage. In this paper, I will explore some of the ways by which facilitators contribute to the difficulties they experience and, furthermore, to explore some…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Graduates, Fear, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Huynh, Tuyen; Torquati, Julia C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This phenomenological study explored outdoor recreation instructors' subjective experiences of the natural world. Participants (N = 21) from two outdoor adventure centres participated in semi-structured interviews about their experiences and perceptions of nature. Thematic analysis revealed eight central themes: (1) "Childhood Experiences…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Environment, Early Experience
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