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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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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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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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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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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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Harris, Marc A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A wealth of evidence shows that exposure to the natural environment and nature-based learning can benefit children's physical, mental, social, and emotional health. Despite this, children are spending less time in nature and nature-based learning remains an underutilised pedagogical tool. Several barriers are frequently reported by teachers,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Forestry, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Viscardi, A. A. F.; Figueiredo, J. P.; Luiz, M. E. T.; Marinho, A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This qualitative exploratory research explores meanings that practitioners of adventure activities in nature, who are 60+ years old, attribute to their activities and leisure. The intentionally selected participants were 24 practitioners of adventure activities in nature, in Florianópolis, Brazil. The instruments were a semi-structured interview…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Blaine, Judith; Akhurst, Jacqui – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor Adventure Education (OAE) is traditionally depicted as a hegemonic masculine domain. Thus, fundamental to any dialogue on gender in OAE is whether the outdoor experience reifies or disputes stereotypical gender roles. This study explores the influence of gender on the psychosocial outcomes and descriptions of gender-related influences on…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences
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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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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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Kandemir, Melike; Sevimli-Celik, Serap – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to carry out an in-depth investigation of teachers and parental views regarding outdoor play and learning, and (b) to examine the extent to which the objectives and goals related to outdoor play and learning were documented within the school curriculum. The data were collected qualitatively from 12 teachers…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Play, Weather
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van Kraalingen, Imre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This inquiry reports the findings of a systematized review of recent studies concerning the affordances associated with implementing mobile technology in outdoor learning. The emergent employment of mobile technologies in education worldwide adds new layers of complexity to the field that require a better understanding. The review aims to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in 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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