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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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Inaki Larrea; Alexander Muela; Oihana Imaz – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Outdoor education fosters student well-being, development and learning. However, many schools restrict outdoor experience to their own playground, and to times considered recess. This case study, which examined student and teacher perceptions about the outdoor experience on traditional playgrounds, was conducted in an urban school in the Basque…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Playgrounds
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Louise N. Montgomery; Alan C. Gange; Dawn Watling; Deborah J. Harvey – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Evidence increasingly demonstrates nature engagement benefits. However, little evidence shows nature engagement provides children with a reflective perception of biodiversity, nor whether perception influences children's wellbeing and resilience. We explored the impact of weekly nature engagement in schoolgrounds on 509 eight-to-eleven-year-olds'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biodiversity, Educational Facilities, Well Being
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Samantha Friedman; Jenny Gibson; Catherine Jones; Claire Hughes – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
Spending time in nature has benefits for wellbeing in children, but relatively little is known about how autistic children experience nature. Framed by self-determination theory, this case study addresses this gap by exploring the experiences of 25 autistic children participating in a Forest School at their specialist school in the East of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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Javier Lamoneda; Sixto González-Víllora; Carlos Evangelio; Javier Fernandez-Rio – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The goal of the study was to assess the effects of two instructional frameworks (Cooperative Learning/Outdoor Adventure Education hybridization and Direct Instruction) on students' motivation and disruptive behaviours and explore students and teachers' views on hybridization. The participants were 170 high school students randomly distributed into…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning
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Ozlem Oktay – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The purpose of this study is to investigate preservice teachers' (PSTs) perspectives on out-of-school learning (OOSL). A total of 100 PSTs studying at a faculty of education in Turkey voluntarily participated in the main research. The study was conducted as a descriptive qualitative inquiry, with study data generated from two online surveys plus…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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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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Sjöblom, Pia; Eklund, Gunilla; Fagerlund, Petra – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor education has many benefits for students, and the interest among teachers in this teaching method is growing. The aim of this study is to examine Finnish and Norwegian student teachers' views on outdoor education as a teaching method. Student teachers from one teacher education programme in Finland (n = 66) and one in Norway (n = 32)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Ratinen, Ilkka; Sarivaara, Erika; Kuukkanen, Pirjo – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A reformed national curriculum has introduced transformative and sociocultural learning elements to the Finnish education system. In addition, sustainability and outdoor education remain pressing issues for Finnish educators. We conducted a content analysis of the views of outdoor education held by student teachers enrolled in first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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Reed, Jack; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Challenge, adventure, and risk in outdoor adventurous education (OAE) have long been recognised as foundational components in the framing of valuable and transformational experiences for participants. Whilst the literature has identified the benefits of these types of learning experiences, what has remained largely absent is an interrogation of…
Descriptors: Fear, Adventure Education, Student Development, Physical Activities
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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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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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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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