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Bryony Gilkes; Jordan Wintle; Jack Reed – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The addition of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) throughout the national curriculum for physical education in England and Wales has added a new dimension to the often-questioned traditional teaching curricula associated with competitive sport. Yet, the research base linked to the field of OAA has limited insight into the views of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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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Blackham, L.; Cocks, A.; Bunce, L. Taylor – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Forest School provision is a growing phenomenon in the UK due to its perceived impact on participant learning and wellbeing. This study sought to understand the impact of Forest School provision on the social and emotional development of participants using practitioner's reflections. Semi-Structured interviews with six qualified Forest School…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Emotional Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Legge, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This research is an autoethnographic account of teaching and learning during outdoor education experiences in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). Through the process of writing as a method of inquiry, I use a framework of outdoor experiences that went wrong, to identify the symbiotic relationship between teaching and learning in outdoor…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Outdoor Education, Risk
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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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Norwood, Michael Francis; Lakhani, Ali; Kendall, Elizabeth – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Traditional indoor lessons, in an Australian high school, were moved outdoors. Studies exploring teacher/student perceptions of a move to nature-based classrooms are limited in mainstream schools in disadvantaged areas. The research question was: how do teachers and students perceive and experience outdoor learning environments compared to indoor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Evans, Neus; Acton, Renae – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This paper draws on data collected during an outdoor education camp in regional Australia, where the researchers observed the teaching practice of a veteran outdoor educator. We first situate the study in a summary of the outdoor education literature and policy that informed our research. We then present the observed teaching strategies, detailing…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Camps
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Harper, Nevin J.; Obee, Patricia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor risky play provides developmental and health benefits for children, such as risk-assessment skills, increased physical activity and well-being and promoting social competencies and resilience. Modern Western society is highly risk-averse and many children are protected from risks more commonly experienced by previous generations. Forest…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Karaarslan Semiz, Güliz; Teksöz, Gaye – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore the development of pre-service science teachers' systems thinking skills through an outdoor education for sustainable development (ESD) course. The study was composed of four stages, which are defining systems thinking skills, designing an outdoor ESD course, developing measurement tools, and implementation.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Systems Approach, Empathy, Thinking Skills
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Mahon, Kathleen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
For those preparing for outdoor education and related professions, formal theory has an important role to play in terms of informing professional practice and understandings of teaching-learning dynamics. Despite this, surprisingly little is understood about how pre-service outdoor educators (POEs) view and engage with it in their preparation…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Kemp, Nicola – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Forest School is a form of outdoor learning that is increasingly popular within English primary schools although little is known about the experiences of teaching staff who engage with it. This paper identifies three prevailing discourses within existing Forest School literature in relation to schools and teachers: as 'critical stakeholders',…
Descriptors: Forestry, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Andrew; Wainwright, Nalda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Adventurous activities are established as an integral aspect of The National Curriculum for 5-16-year-olds. Securing a place in the curriculum provides adventurous activities with an unparalleled opportunity to reach more pupils than any other form of delivery during these formative years. However, little consideration has been given to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Prins, Alex; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This theoretical paper aims to contribute to the debate about a perceived activity-environment tension in outdoor education. Tim Ingold's extensive writings on enskilment are used to explore what it means to be skilful in outdoor activities and how this can contribute to dwelling in outdoor places. Four 'threads' of enskilment--taskscape, guided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Skill Development, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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