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Cook, Robert; Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This paper reports on a year-long research project that investigated the value of experiential engagement with "alternative" communities which derive a high degree of self-reliance from working closely with their own local natural resources. Opportunities for higher education students to explore these communities were developed and the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Asfeldt, Morten; Hvenegaard, Glen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This study examined participants' perceptions of learning, critical elements, and lasting impacts of their wilderness expeditions. Fifty-seven students, who completed a for-credit wilderness canoe expedition between 1993 and 2007 at the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta, participated in the investigation. Perceived learning most commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes
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Ho, Susanna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This paper discusses the purposes that outdoor education does, could and should serve in Singapore. Gert Biesta's conceptualisation of three functions of education is adapted to frame deliberations on the purposes of outdoor education in Singapore's socio-political and educational milieu. The author suggests that outdoor education in Singapore…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Attachment Behavior
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Preston, Lou – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In this article, I interrogate students' stories about the spaces and places in a tertiary Outdoor and Environmental Education course that support and shape their environmental ethics. Drawing on a longitudinal qualitative study, I explore the ways in which particular sites of learning (outdoor, practical learning) are privileged and how…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research
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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Peter; McLaughlin, Pat – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In the United Kingdom there is a long tradition of residential outdoor learning provision, but to date there is limited research evidence for the direct educational benefits of such experiences, and to both critics and supporters the distinction between such visits and "holidays in school time" is not always apparent. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Ee, Jessie; Ong, Chew Wei – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Research studies have shown that educational programmes such as camps and field trips can develop affective and social relationships through personal exposure to outdoor experiences among students. This study will illustrate the outcome of a social emotional learning camp organized for 93 Secondary Two students (mean age 14.1) in Singapore. Both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires
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Morse, Marcus – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In this paper I identify the components of "meaningful experiences" for participants on a wilderness river rafting journey. The research is phenomenologically informed, and includes interviews, journals, observations and follow-up emails from 32 participants on eight Franklin River (Tasmania) 10-day trips. It elicits individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventure Education, Phenomenology, Physical Environment
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Fägerstam, Emilia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study was to explore how teachers from different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Interviews
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Dyment, Janet; Morse, Marcus; Shaw, Simon; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
The paper examines how outdoor education teachers in Tasmania, Australia have implemented and perceive a new pre-tertiary Outdoor Leadership curriculum document. It draws on an analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews with 11 outdoor education teachers. The results revealed that teachers were generally welcoming of the new higher-order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Quay, John – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
Self, others and nature (environment) have been suggested over numerous decades and in various places as a way of understanding experience in outdoor education. These three elements and the relations between them appear to cover it all. But is this really the final word on understanding experience? In this paper I explore two emphases within…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Outdoor Education, Self Concept, Environment
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Fagerstam, Emilia; Blom, Jonas – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13-15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in ecology or diversity of life, had several lessons outdoors…
Descriptors: Ecology, High School Students, Biology, Quasiexperimental Design
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Nicol, Robbie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The use of autoethnography in social science research is becoming increasingly popular. The potential this research approach might offer to the theory and practice of outdoor education has yet to be fully examined. In this paper, autoethnography is used to explore some personal accounts of my own outdoor experiences from which I derive distinctive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Social Science Research
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Sandell, Klas; Ohman, Johan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to suggest an outdoor education model that respects the need to critically discuss the general belief in a causal relationship between experiences of nature, environmentally-friendly attitudes and behavioural change, but that at the same time respects the legitimate claims on the part of outdoor education practice for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Models, Attribution Theory
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Higgins, Peter; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper focuses on an educational encounter between staff, students and the River Spey, Scotland in September 2009. The themes of water and embodied and culturally constructed ways of knowing the river were used to inform a creative non-fiction narrative that was drafted during and shortly after the journey, and was later refined. Textual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Educational Experience
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Leather, Mark – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper provides an informed and critical understanding of the concept of self-esteem. It explores this psychological construct in relation to its use in adventure education and outdoor learning. Enhancing a participant's self-esteem is perceived to be fundamentally a good thing and is culturally linked to the Hahnian notion that implies…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Misconceptions
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